CARES: Church Aid & Relief, through Economic Sharing
A City-wide Response through Local Churches in Austin
“All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need.”
- Acts 2:44-45
In late March of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic spread globally, resulting in the issue of a shelter-in-place protocol issued by the Austin Public Health Department. During this time, God gave vision to a business leader to help the health and witness of the Church of Austin through a “Marshall Plan” for the Church: A benevolence fund created to foster generous care within the Body of Christ, radical mercy in service to the city, and inter-congregational unity.
This relief fund has been put together by the Church in Austin for distribution to disproportionately impacted local churches in Austin.
All donated funds will be used for:
- Benevolence for members in these local churches
- Mercy to address external needs through these churches
- Church facility/staff needs
If it’s true that the Gospel message is the hope of the world, and the Church is the embodiment of that message, few things could be more important than empowering the witness of the Church in all its diverse expressions.
Those who requested and received funding through 2:44 CARES in 2020 can still request additional funding.