The Benevolence Ministry provides limited, short-term financial assistance to those who are in crisis; particularly in the case of essential needs (i.e. food, electricity, rent and water). A crisis is considered a short-term struggle that needs to be managed immediately as opposed to an ongoing yearly struggle. Assistance can be provided to MVBC members as well as individuals in the community. In addition to the financial grant, the ministry is designed to come alongside the person in need and offer other avenues of assistance (i.e. simple home repair, car repair, prayer support, recovery/addiction support, etc.) through volunteers within the church. Great care will be given to assist individuals in connecting with community, charitable, and social service organizations that can give additional support as well. The desire is to walk with the person in the development of healthier financial management; not just to provide a one-time quick fix.