ECCU Blog

by Mark Jones

I’m often asked questions by people who want to help someone in need through the church’s benevolence fund. It typically starts when a member of the congregation becomes aware of a need and wants to help meet it by making a contribution to the benevolence fund. The member intends for that donation to provide assistance to this needy individual or family. So how should you handle this type of situation to maintain compliance with IRS rules? [read more]

by Mark Jones

Nearly every church has set up a fund for benevolence purposes, but often the program for disbursing those funds is not as effective as it could be at meeting people’s needs. By reviewing my church’s process and disbursements over the past many years, I’ve come up with this list of best practices for evaluating your benevolence program: [read more]