be • nev • o • lence = (noun) 1. an inclination to do good; kindliness 2. a kindly, charitable act or gift; beneficence of generosity 3. being the Body of Christ to one another
Benevolence@IPC is a part of the IPC Board of Deacons' Mercy & Benevolence Committee - You may get in touch with any of the following benevolence ministries through the email addresses indicated below, or you may contact any of the Deacons. Email us your contact information and tell us the ways in which we can serve you - benevolence [at] indepres [dot] org - or look below, the categories are: Joblink, Helping Hand, Prayer, Transportation and Financial
Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men. - Colossians 3:23
This ministry exists to connect people seeking employment with employers looking to hire. There is a need for a job availability database for those who have just not been able to find employment through other means.
Interested? If you are an employer with job availabilites -or- if you are searching for a job/career opportunity, email - joblink [at] ipcmemphis [dot] org
Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. - Galatians 6:10
There are IPC members/friends who are in need of help with simple home maintenance, such as changing light bulbs, painting, sweeping steps/sidewalks, changing air filters, mowing a yard, gardening, minor plumbing repairs, or maybe someone has a need for general carpentry such as wheelchair ramps, door repair or other general repairs. This could include a door that sticks, a plumbing problem, a burned out light bulb.
Interested? If you are gifted in this area and want to help -or- if you or someone you know is in need of this specific benevolence ministry, email - helpinghand [at] ipcmemphis [dot] org
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. - Philippians 4:6-7
Individual prayer from wherever you are is vitally important, but there are also opportunities for corporate prayer at IPC. There is a group that meets during 8:30 & 11:00 Sunday morning worship services to pray specifically for the minister and the hearts and minds of those hearing God’s word. The Men’s Tuesday morning Prayer Breakfast meets at 6:30 a.m. Interested? If you are interested in praying -or- if you or someone you know has a prayer request, you may email - prayer [at] ipcmemphis [dot] org
Offer hospitality to one another without grumbling. Each one should use whatever gift he has received to serve others, faithfully administering God’s grace in its various forms. - 1 Peter 4:9-10
There are IPC members/friends who may be elderly, sick or hospitalized, and some people may have recently experienced the loss of a spouse or parent and are in need of simple encouragement in Christ. This ministry seeks to pair people in a mentoring situation and/or foster a relationship with someone else in our church who has been through a similar life experience. Also, there are members/friends who have the desire to attend church and Sunday School but do not have a car or for medical reasons cannot drive themselves to church. There is a need for drivers who may live in the neighborhood and can be paired with a person in need on a regular basis or just on special occasions.
Interested? If you are gifted in this area and want to help -or- if you or someone you know in our church family is in need of this specific benevolence ministry, email - specialneeds [at] ipcmemphis [dot] org
Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves. Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. - Romans 12:10,13
There are some IPC members/friends who are unable to leave home unassisted for medical reasons and are unable to attend regular worship services. There are groups from IPC made up of congregation members, a church officer and a minister that take the time to visit with a few people on Sunday afternoon or on specific occasions, praying with, taking communion to and also just basically spending time with these beloved persons who are very much a part of our church family.
Interested? If you are gifted in this area and want to help -or- if you or someone you know in our church family is in need of this specific benevolence ministry, email - homebound [at] ipcmemphis [dot] org
There will always be poor people in the land. Therefore I command you to be openhanded toward your brothers and toward the poor and needy in your land. - Deuteronomy 15:11
This ministry exists to help people/families who may be going through a difficult time financially. Any request or contribution is kept confidential.
Interested? If you would like to help with -or- if you or someone you know in our church family is in need of financial assistance, email - financialhelp [at] ipcmemphis [dot] org