At times, pastors and ministers may encounter extreme situations in their life and ministry and may need benevolent aid. Our Pastor/Leadership Development Department has some benevolent aid for severe, unique needs and this assistance is available on a case-by-case basis. Our department is available also to provide guidance, encouragement, and counsel to ministers facing such difficulties. To be eligible for benevolent aid, the applicant must be an ordained minister affiliated with the MBCB. Ministers can contact our department for discussion about their situation and needs. After this initial discussion, eligible ministers will need to complete an application and return it to our department, which will then be reviewed and processed by our director and MBCB leadership.