CARE

OUR CARE MINISTRIES PROVIDE A PLACE FOR
THOSE WHO ARE HURTING AND IN NEED

Find support through one of the Care ministries below:

Place of Hope

There are times in our lives when we may simply need others to stand with us in our pain and hopelessness. At Place of Hope, members from our prayer team will meet with you for a time of personal and private ministry.

Place of Hope is offered on the last Saturday every month.

Contact us for an appointment online at placeofhope@clflife.com or call the church office,
(239)283-2299.

Prayer

At CLF, we know that prayer changes things. We celebrate the joys of life and rally to encourage and comfort each other during hardships. When you fill out a prayer request, our church family joins with you for your specific need. Our God is near and always hears your prayers!

“Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.” Matthew 18:19

Benevolence

Our financial benevolence is designed to help CLF members with the most basic needs (rent, utilities, food, etc.). We seek to offer short-term assistance with a long-term plan for financial stewardship and personal freedom.

Assistance from the church will take into account the use of one’s personal resources, including family assistance (such as parents, children, relatives, etc.) as well as their local church community network (such as a small group, area community, etc.). Any approved funds will be made payable to the provider of the service. No money will be given directly to the member.

Does My Situation Qualify For This Assistance?

Wise stewardship dictates that assistance be extended when unexpected and serious circumstances develop, creating a hardship in which the health, safety or welfare of one or more members of the household is directly affected. Typically, these hardships are the result of a job loss, an accident, illness or death in the immediate family.

Examples of eligible expenses may include but are not limited to:

  • Monthly bills – Rent/Mortgage, Utilities, etc.
  • Car payments/insurance/repairs
  • Medical bills not covered by insurance for necessary, non-elective medical treatment

Examples of expenses that are typically NOT eligible include, but are not limited to:

  • Attorney fees
  • Tuition expenses
  • Bail money
  • Repayment of loans to family/friends
  • Home repairs or relocation to another residence (unless it is a result of a fire, flood, domestic violence or other catastrophic event)
  • Reimbursement for unpaid sick time
  • Income/Property taxes
  • Credit card debt
  • Bill consolidation loans

Why Do You Need My Information and How Will It Be Used?

Our desire is to help you. In order to assure that we are serving you in the best manner and that we are being good stewards of God’s resources, we need to understand you and your financial circumstances. Your information will only be disclosed to those involved with your situation.

If you are not a member, there are other resources available to possibly assist with your need.

What is the Benevolence process?

Your application will be reviewed by our Benevolence team.
After eligibility is confirmed, you will be contacted by a member of our Benevolence team.
Our Benevolence team then meets to pray and determine how best to meet the need.
A ministry plan will be presented with potential financial assistance.