The Ministry of Helps
Helps Ministry is an act of Christian service. Any act of Christian service, which helps direct men and women into fellowship with Jesus Christ, is a ministry. The Helps Ministry's contribution to the service, directly and indirectly, is vital. It is a coordinated effort to help usher people into God's presence while maintaining order in His House. Being a part of a Helps Ministry is service to God, service to the Pastor, and service to God's people.
I Corinthians 12: 28 "And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues." Helps, in this context, refers to one who gives relief and help; one who lightens the load of leaders by doing certain practical things for them.
The early church had a Ministry of Helps, Acts 6: 1-7. Two things should be pointed out in these scriptures: the Word of God increased or spread after the Ministry of Helps was added to the church, and the purpose of the ministry of Helps was to give the men with the vision time for Bible study and prayer.
The function of the Ministry of Helps is to help the local church in practical ways, and to relieve those who lead of some of their routine responsibility.
The purpose of the Ministry of Helps is to bring order to the House of God in order to lighten the load of the leadership.
The Ministry of Helps consists of many areas, but generally falls into the following categories:
Submit a Prayer Request
Be Anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7
Intercessory Prayer Team : There is no substitute for prayer, especially in circumstances that seem impossible. Prayer is the key that unlocks faith in our lives. The devoted Intercessory Prayer Teamcount no greater privilege than to bring your needs before God's throne.
Emergency Prayer Needs : For any emergency prayer needs, submit the Prayer Request Form. The minister on call will return your call within 24 hours.
Bulletin Prayer List: In each Sunday worship bulletin is a list of members and friends of the church who have special prayer needs. Please keep these names on your prayer list for a week and lift them up to God daily. To put a name on the bulletin prayer list, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org