The gift of Helps is the special ability that God gives to certain members of the body of Christ to invest the talents they have in the life and ministry of other members of the body, thus enabling them to increase the effectiveness of their own spiritual gifts.

Scriptural References: 1 Corinthians 12:28, Romans 16:1-2, Mark 2:3-4

People with this gift:

  • serve behind the scenes wherever needed to support the gifts and ministries of others.
  • look for opportunities to assist people in their work.
  • enjoy knowing that they are freeing up others to do what God has called them to do.
  • are more willing to take orders than give orders.
  • like to attend to the needs of others.

A person with this gift is usually:

  • Available
  • Willing
  • Dependable
  • Loyal
  • Helpful
  • Reliable
  • Humble
  • Supportive

Examples of Ministry Opportunities:

Special mailings, bulletin assembly, office assistant, Sunday School office, shopping for special events, usher, greeter, Communion Preparation Team

This gift belongs to the category ASSISTANCE. You may find it useful to get information on other gifts in this category: Hospitality, Mercy, Prayer, Serving.

Cautions for people with this gift: remembering that doing practical deeds is a spiritual contribution to the body of Christ; finding it difficult to say “no” because of the desire to support others.