Should Churches help their members financially?
Situation: I have been off work for three months. I have started a new job, but I don’t get paid for two weeks. My rent is due next week and I am a $300.00 short. If I don’t pay my rent by Tuesday I will be charged a $100.00 late fee and a daily charge each day it is late; by the time I get paid I will owe an extra $500.00. Last week I asked my pastor if the church could help me out. He gave me application to fill out; I fill it out and turned it back in the same day. Today I asked if they were going to be able to here and I was told they were still processing my application.
Question: Is this right? They asked us for money every Sunday, tithes, offerings, building fund, pastor’s anniversary, etc…. Should we have the church to fill out an application before we give?