BECOMING A people OF GENEROSITY

The Deacons' Fund

The generosity of the church has always been felt in shared, communal support to meet practical needs that arise within the church (Acts 2:45, 4:35). The Deacons' Fund provides financial assistance to participants in TGC Williamsburg’s community.

The Deacons’ Fund offers financial assistance for emergency and other personal needs. Common uses of the Deacons’ Fund are: rent, groceries, medical bills, counseling, funeral expenses, spiritual direction, and other similar needs.

To request assistance, please submit the short application below and one of our deacons will reach out to you with next steps.

The Deacons' Fund process

  • Once you submit the application, you will receive a response from one of our Deacons.

  • The Deacon will discuss the need with you (via phone and/or in person) to understand how we can best help and if it fits within the purpose of the Deacons’ Fund.

  • After discussing the need, the Deacon will follow up to let you know if we are able to meet the need.

  • If we are able to meet the need, funds are issued through check payment.

  • Your submission and discussions will be completely confidential to our three Deacons of Generosity and limited full time staff members of TGC Williamsburg.


Trainings & WORKSHOPS

We also offer our services to churches around the city who may be interested in having their parishioners work with a counselor and attend workshops, or for their staff and lay leaders to receive trainings. Trainings and workshops can be done at your location or in our space in Williamsburg. All trainings and workshops are done by Meg Jacobs. For more information and pricing details, please email Meg.

Starting your own Financial Counseling Ministry (8 hour training)     

  • counselor training for up to 15 attendees

  • includes follow up meeting with counselors to set ministry in motion and plan for the next ministry season

Benevolence: How to Ensure There are no Needy Within (4 hour training) 

  • what services to provide

  • how to train your staff/lay leaders to meet with congregants

  • how to determine need of congregants

  • how to establish partnership with service providers

  • how to fund-raise to build resources

All workshops run four hours and have a 20 person minimum attendance requirement. $20/per attendee. Discounted price for groups over 20.

  • Stewardship 101: Basic budgeting principles. Participants leave with a clear path to achieve financial goals

  • Getting out of debt. For those who have serious debt and need a plan to get out

  • A Generous Lifestyle. We are called to give with a generous heart. For those who are in good financial standing and wish to learn more about giving out of a place of abundance


*The generosity ministry is a biblically-based service offered to our church community. We do not provide in-depth financial advisement or expert guidance on long-term investments.

 

Recommended reading on financial management:

  • Financial Peace, Dave Ramsey

  • Money, Possessions and Eternity, Randy Alcorn

  • Neither Poverty Nor Riches, Craig Blomberg

  • Sound Mind Investing, Austin Pryor

  • Your Money Counts, Howard Dayton