Community benevolence ministry

"And my GOD shall supply all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus!"


Philippians 4:19


The purpose of the Benevolence Ministry is to draw people closer to Christ by helping to meet their basic financial needs in times of crisis or transition, according to biblical directives and fiscal constraints. The Benevolence Ministry achieves this purpose primarily through specific check disbursements at the direction of the Board of Directors. Disbursements are made by check and are payable to a specific vendor. These disbursements are to be accompanied by, and made in tandem with: evangelism (when applicable), discipleship and counsel on biblical financial stewardship. Besides financial aid, Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley seeks to make available other resources such as budget coaching, spiritual counseling, and community resources.


The Benevolence Ministry is intended as a source of last resort, to be used when the family or person requesting assistance has explored all other possibilities of help from family, friends, savings, investments and other community resources.  The Benevolence Ministry is not designed to respond to emergencies, financial or otherwise, as the process can take several weeks to complete.


A request for assistance begins with a Benevolence Request Form being filled out by the person requesting help. Request forms are available in the church office and may be obtained during normal business hours or during weekend services.  Those requesting assistance must also be willing to receive biblical, financial, family, or emotional counseling.  Assistance for those who do not attend Calvary Chapel Dayton Valley begins with a one-on-one appointment with the Assistant Pastor. Call 775-246-4430 to schedule an appointment. The Benevolence Ministry will not provide help to anyone who, through prayerful consideration, will have negative or irresponsible behavior reinforced by financial help.


As stated earlier, the purpose of these funds is primarily to draw individuals closer to Christ.  Every person’s first and greatest need is always to experience God’s love and mercy through a relationship with Jesus Christ.