Ministry of Helps
Dr. Buddy Bell
Ministry of Helps Course Overview
This course discusses the often-overlooked Ministry of Helps in the church and challenges readers to find their place in the Body of Christ. It emphasizes the importance of those who help in the church and calls for a committed army to support the vision of the pastor. This course explores the significance of the ministry of helps in the Church, highlighting its biblical foundation and the faithfulness of those who serve. This course also emphasizes the importance of leadership, organization, and structure in the local Church, using the example of Moses and Jethro’s counsel. It encourages individuals to value and support pastors’ prayer and seek God’s direction for the Church’s growth. Additionally, it highlights the power of being a faithful servant and encourages those in the ministry of helps to embrace their role without shame, as God moves on behalf of servants, not status. This course concludes by urging individuals to stand up as servants of God, cry out in prayer, and faithfully serve to witness the fire of God cleansing their cities and churches.
What You’ll Learn
- The Call of God
- What the ministry of Helps is
- How the ministry of Helps is biblical
- What helps is
- How God can use anybody
- Leadership, organization, and strucutre
- Qualifications for the ministry of helps
- How to rekindle the fire of servanthood in your life
1. The Journey of a Servant
This session discusses the often-overlooked ministry of helps in the church and challenges readers to find their place in the Body of Christ. It starts with the testimony of Buddy Bell’s salvation and his desire to get involved in the church. Despite facing confusion and frustration in finding his calling, he eventually embraces the ministry of helps after understanding its significance through 1 Chronicles 22:15 and 1 Corinthians 12:27-28. This session emphasizes the importance of those who help in the church and calls for a committed army to support the vision of the pastor. It encourages readers to recognize their role in serving and being involved in their local church to fulfill God’s purpose.
2. God Uses Both Stars and Candles
This session explores the importance of the ministry of helps in the Church, emphasizing its biblical foundation and significance. It begins by acknowledging that God Himself has established this ministry in His Church, and it is not a human invention. The definition of “helps” is explained, highlighting that all gifts of service in the Church are valuable and significant in God’s eyes. The analogy of stars and candles is used to illustrate how both prominent figures and those working behind the scenes play crucial roles in fulfilling God’s purpose. The faithfulness of Jonathan’s armor-bearer in 1 Samuel 13-14 serves as an example of the commitment needed to support and assist pastors and leaders in their mission. This session emphasizes that God rewards those who faithfully serve, whether in prominent or lesser-known roles, and encourages everyone to embrace their calling and be what God wants them to be without shame.
3. Fear Not Leadership, Organization, and Structure (Part 1)
This session emphasizes the importance of leadership, organization, and structure in the local Church. It uses the example of Moses, Aaron, and Hur from Exodus 17:5-13 to illustrate the significance of unity and support for the man or woman of God ministering the Word. The unity of ministry gifts, helps, and leadership is essential for the Church to effectively reach the multitudes and win battles. The text urges leaders and those in the helps ministry to be united in lifting up the Word of God and the power of God, rather than succumbing to pride or selfishness. It emphasizes that when the Church embraces proper leadership and structure, it will be better prepared to care for the families of God and effectively reach the multitudes.
4. Fear Not Leadership, Organization, and Structure (Part 2)
This session emphasizes the importance of leadership, organization, and structure in the Church, drawing from the example of Moses and Jethro’s counsel in Exodus 18. It highlights the need for order in the Church, stating that God gets excited when things are done decently and in order. This session outlines the qualifications to look for in people before delegation, including those who fear God, are men and women of truth, and hate covetousness. By finding their place in the Body of Christ and serving with a servant’s heart, people can experience the peace of God. The outcome of effective leadership, structure, and organization is evident through Moses’ ability to communicate with God and receive the Ten Commandments after implementing Jethro’s advice. This session encourages valuing and supporting pastors’ prayer and seeking God’s direction for the Church’s next steps. Fear not leadership, organization, and structure, as they facilitate the Church’s growth and connection with God’s plan.
5. Becoming a Servant of Fire
This session emphasizes the significance of the gift of helps in the Body of Christ and the importance of rekindling the fire of servanthood in one’s life. While other spiritual gifts are often acknowledged, the role of helps and government tends to be overlooked. This session draws attention to the power of being a faithful servant, highlighting the example of Elijah, who moved God through his obedience and service. This session encourages individuals in the ministry of helps to embrace their role without shame, knowing that God moves on behalf of servants, not status. By standing up as servants of God, crying out in prayer, and faithfully doing what God asks of them, they can witness the fire of God cleansing their cities and churches.
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About the Instructor
Dr. Buddy Bell
Dr. Buddy Bell is the founder and president of Ministry of Helps International, a global ministry that helps the local church by teaching staff and volunteers to work together. He has ministered in over 3,000 churches and taught in over 25,000 Bible schools in 70 different languages around the world.