We want everyone at BEC to feel known and cared for, and to be able to access support if they need it. We believe the best way of doing this is to be in community, and therefore pastoral care at BEC takes place primarily within our Life Groups. This means that everyone has the responsibility to care for one another.
In situations that are more serious we do have a Pastoral Care Co-ordination Team (PCCT), and with a person's permission issues can be referred to the team for confidential help and advice. The PCCT is made up of BEC members who have expertise and qualifications in this area. The Lead Pastor has oversight and is kept informed where necessary of ongoing issues.
In our church family, most of the day to day pastoral care goes on within our Life Groups as we seek to follow Jesus’ command to ‘Love one another’.
The BEC Trustees and Pastoral Care Coordination Team (PCCT) recognise that finances are becoming increasingly difficult to manage for many. Unexpected bills, illnesses, changes in circumstances and other life events can cause us all to struggle, particularly as costs continue to rise.
Therefore the remaining balance from the COVID Benevolent Fund has been transferred to a new and ongoing 'BEC Support Fund'.
The BEC Support Fund is now available to all BEC members and anyone who regularly attends any of the BEC Ministries e.g. Monday Club, Parents and Toddlers, Youth events etc.
If you or anyone you know at BEC needs financial
help, you can request an application form via 'firstname.lastname@example.org',or speak to your Life Group leader or Ministry leader, who will make a confidential recommendation for you. A maximum amount of £200 can be agreed for each application.
The PCCT will continue to manage the fund on behalf of the Trustees and all applications will be treated in the strictest of confidence.
Please don't be afraid to reach out for help, we are here to support you in any way that we can.
Rugby Foodbank Vouchers: If your circumstances have changed and you, or someone you know need to use the Food Bank service, and would like the PCCT to issue you with vouchers, please get in touch with the team, confidentially by emailing 'email@example.com'