What is Benevolence?

Benevolence is to assist regular attenders/members and others in the community when possible, during times of emergency or financial crisis. Situations of need can — and often do — arise unexpectedly.

Application Process:  
We encourage those who are not a part of the Mims family to contact Community Assistance Center through their website or to call them at 936-539-9211.
Our church has dedicated a portion of our Benevolence funds to our regular attenders/members who have demonstrated to be committed to Mims as their home church. The remaining portion of our funds are shared in partnership with Montgomery County’s Community Assistance Center. To begin, just complete our Application Form.

Guidelines for the Mims family: 
Benevolence assistance is targeted to respond to a single request from the applicant. Additional requests will require the applicant to work through financial counseling.

Benevolence to cover only the following areas (or determined by a Pastor):
  •  Basic utilities such as water, electric, heat, etc.…
  •  Food needs may be met by:
    • Gift cards for groceries
    •  Referral to Montgomery County Food Bank

Items Not covered (this is not a comprehensive list):
  • Rent or mortgage payments (discretion of Benevolence Committee)
  • Cable, internet
  • Car payment
  •  Automobile insurance
  • Telephone or cell phone
  •  And all other items not considered an “essential need” as determined by the Benevolence Committee.

If the request meets outlined criteria above, the applicant will be asked to fill out a Benevolence Application online to collect relevant info. Applicant must include a copy of the past-due bill(s) for the application to be reviewed and/or accepted. Once reviewed applicant will be contacted by a member of Mims Prayer and Care team for the next steps.