“As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:10 (KJV)
“…Let all things be done decently and in order.” I Corinthians 14:40 (KJV)
It is repeatedly stated in the Bible that God wants and expects His people to serve others, and that it be done in a proper and orderly manner. A good Ministry of Helps program sustains, provides and allows the ministry and vision God has given the Pastor, to proceed in a proper and orderly manner. A Pastor can preach an anointed sermon, but if the people in your MOH program are not doing their jobs, the church body may not have the opportunity to receive your message and visitors may not want to come back. Putting the right Helps’ person in the right position is crucial in having a successful MOH program. If you have the same person doing the same Helps’ position over and over each week, then your MOH program is not performing properly. It is a sign that a church is not utilizing all its members’ gifts to do God’s work. Many people in church want to help, but the church doesn’t know how to get them involved, and the people do not know how to use their talents and gifts to get involved.
People can be on the bus…but are they in the right seat? Connecting Your Vision’s MOH program (CYV-MOH) was designed just for that purpose. Our program takes a church members’ skills, talents and ministry desires and places them in a helps ministry position that best fits their God given talents. The CYV-MOH program is designed to set up unlimited categories of the Helps’ ministries needed for the entire church. From Helps needed for church services, to Helps needed for special events, to Helps needed for church maintenance, or Helps needed for media, graphic arts, networking, worship, outreach, landscaping, construction, plumbing, electrical, and painting – the categories can be anything and everything the church needs to run properly. Utilizing all your church members’ skills and talents can also save the church thousands of dollars due to not having to pay for many necessary services required in a church. At the same time, it satisfies the God given desires in each church member, to use their talents for God and His Church.
The CYV-MOH program encourages its participants by using a rotating schedule for each position, to make sure every Helps’ minister has the opportunity to sit in, enjoy a church service and not feel as if they are coming to work every Sunday, weekday service, or special event. Although being in a Helps’ ministry is important, it is also as important that church members have the ability and can continue being spiritually fed, enjoying their church service. We must not forget this is “why” they started coming to your church in the first place.
Do not use the word “volunteer”, but instead replace that word with “Helps’ Minister” or something similar. Volunteers tend to come and go as they please, with no real commitment. On the other hand, a Minister takes pride in their chosen Helps’ Ministry by helping and serving God and their church.