Giving is the primary way that we steward what God owns: all of creation.
The local church is God's primary institution for the mission of God. The Bible is clear that we should give our time, talent, and resources toward God's plan A for redemption, the local church. When you give to the local church, you sow into the only institution established by Jesus to equip you and your entire spiritual family for the work of ministry (Ephesians 4:11-16). That's why all Sojourn Montrose Members agree to give regularly, sacrificially and cheerfully to support the ministry in Montrose.
Justice & Mercy is one of Sojourn's five centralized values. Therefore, The Benevolence Fund exists to (1) provide financial support to needy members within Sojourn churches and (2) issue grants to non-profit organizations serving the poor and powerless throughout Houston.