SWM opens the door to qualified and like-minded laymen to serve the Lord in the Ministry of Helps. Those in the Ministry of Helps serve with SWM within their areas of expertise, on their schedule, and, in some cases, in other locations, without relocating to our area. Those in the Ministry of Helps may be missionaries or Christian laymen who are “Helpers” in ministry.
Not everyone is called to these areas of ministry, but all in the body of Christ can and should serve Him. God does not call everyone to be a missionary, preacher, teacher, or pastor but God can use everyone. Some may not be qualified to serve as missionaries, preachers, pastors, or full time missionaries because of age, disabilities, health, or lack of education. However, they may be qualified to serve in other areas of ministry. The Ministry of Helps is also available to people with past issues which have been resolved, who have continued to be faithful to the Lord, and who have their pastor’s blessing to serve under this program.
God can use you according to what you have and so can SWM. “For if there be first a willing mind, it is accepted according to that a man hath, and not according to that he hath not” (2 Corinthians 8:12). You can serve in ways you feel most comfortable using your abilities and skills. Under the Ministry of Helps, ordination, commission, or knowledge of Sign Language is beneficial, but not required.