Shiloh Worship Centre

Helps Ministry

H – having

E – enough

L – loving

P – people

S – serving

The Ministry of Helps started in the Shiloh United Church, South Norwood, Lawrence Road in 1997. Pastor Danny had the vision and striked a “faith venture” when he introduced this ministry to the Church.

A committed group of people within the church were commissioned to create and set up Shiloh HELPS Ministry that would reflect the church, its vision and ethos.

Is the Ministry of Helps Biblical?

This unique ministry is referred to in 1 Corinthians 12:28, “And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondly prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healing, helps, governments, diversities of tongues”. It can be seen that the Ministry of Helps is a high calling.

The word Helps is the Greek word antilepsis or antilempsis, which means “a laying hold of so as to support”. This is a gift set in the Church by God and these tasks are just as important as other gifts, and the rewards are based on the degree of faithfulness. The ministry therefore requires ultimate commitment which begins by being faithful in small things. There is also great level of anointing that comes with this ministry; one that gives joy, happiness, strength, understanding and the ability to carry out the plan of God for the church.

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Who is the Greatest?

The Body of Christ experiences fulfilment ‘having enough loving people serving’ who can sacrifice time and effort to ensure the vision of order is maintained within the Church. The Bible clearly shows us that Jesus considered Himself a servant which means that we should also serve one another. Helps Ministers simply serve at a different level of authority.

The Helps Ministers at Shiloh Worship Centre recognise that their function is not just for an event but has to be a way of life, as they are anointed to serve on a consistent basis. As part of the HELPS Ministry they also strive to develop a close relationship with Christ and to live exemplary lives. It is also their endeavour to seek new ways and means to become more resourceful, not just to our local church and the body of Christ but also to the wider community.

Some of the tasks the Helps Ministers perform include ushering, shadowing, pastoral support, hospitality and maintaining security. They consider these tasks an honour knowing that they have the heart of a servant.

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