Helps Ministries

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Summary

Helps Ministries ("Helps") is a non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina.

Helps Ministries' founders recognized a need for a practical and professional, hands-on type ministry willing and able to help other Christian ministries and missionaries in pragmatic ways. Therefore, Helps was launched in 1976 utilizing the spiritual gift of "helps" found in 1 Corinthians 12:28 to identify the unique purpose of our ministry. Since then, Helps has started, strengthened, and served alongside hundreds of front-line ministries all over the world.


Contact information

Mailing address:
Helps Ministries
PO Box 6449
Asheville, NC 28816

Website: www.helpsministries.org

Phone: (828) 277-3812

Email: [email protected]


Organization details

EIN: 561133231

CEO/President: Jeffrey Pott

Chairman: Mike Griffin

Board size: 2

Founder: Rev. David and Esther DeJong

Ruling year: 1976

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2013


Purpose

Vision: To be a dynamic and innovative, international ministry leader ensuring that Christian ministries and missionaries are empowered and equipped to fulfill their unique ministry calling.


Mission statement

Partnering with the global Church to build ministries, serve field workers, and defend the vulnerable for God's kingdom purposes worldwide.


Statement of faith

Helps uses the following to express its doctrinal statement:

We believe the Holy Scriptures, consisting of Old and New Testaments, were originally given by God, divinely inspired, without error, infallible, and are entirely trustworthy and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice.

We believe in one God, Creator of all things, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in our Lord Jesus Christ, God manifested in the flesh, His virgin birth, sinless life, divine miracles, vicarious and atoning death on the cross, bodily resurrection, ascension and exaltation, and His personal, imminent and visible return in power and glory.

We believe that Adam and Eve, created in the image of God, were tempted by Satan, the god of this world, and fell; that their sin has passed to all people, who as a result are lost, and are unable to save themselves from the wrath of God, and need to be saved.

We believe that salvation is a gift of God to those who repent and personally believe in Jesus Christ; that it is accomplished by God's grace through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ and regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

We believe in God the Holy Spirit who indwells all believers enabling them to live holy lives, and to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ despite opposition from the world, the flesh, and Satan.

We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers, the church, as the Body of Christ and in the resurrection of eternal life with God, but they that are lost are condemned unto the resurrection of eternal separation from God.

We believe that Christ commanded the Church to go into all the world and make disciples of all peoples, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and teaching those who believe to obey all that Christ commanded.

POSITION ON CHARISMATIC MOVEMENT Helps Ministries is a non-charismatic movement, and does not believe that speaking in tongues or the exercising of other lesser gifts (I Corinthians 12:28b) form the indispensable evidence of the gift of the Holy Spirit. We do, however, appreciate the sincerity and Christian character of many within this movement.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Evangelism Support

This ministry has not been rated.


Financial ratios

Funding ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
5%5%5%2%4%3%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
5%4%4%1%3%3%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
96%87%85%83%84%87%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
5%4%4%1%3%3%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
4%13%15%17%16%13%
 
Operating ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%85%82%76%73%68%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
92%108%100%97%103%86%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
78%92%82%73%75%59%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
8%-8%0%3%-3%14%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
8%-3%0%8%-7%34%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%14%23%25%29%
 
Investing ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.190.440.351.561.341.15
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.3530.2219.386.116.184.30
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
1.6513.326.699.528.284.94
 
Liquidity ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
39.393.735.734.795.908.74
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.020.270.170.210.170.11
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
7.030.661.481.001.202.15
 
Solvency ratiosSector median20032002200120001999
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
3%5%6%34%44%48%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%5%5%30%42%45%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
80%215%272%42%42%45%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20032002200120001999
Cash$84,053$155,852$85,421$79,864$115,976
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$15,602$8,991$14,839$18,841$32,778
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$4,257$3,960$0$0$0
Total current assets$103,912$168,803$100,260$98,705$148,754
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,025,857$3,092,807$512,428$511,317$491,350
Other long-term assets$10,000$10,000$0$0$0
Total long-term assets$3,035,857$3,102,807$512,428$511,317$491,350
Total assets$3,139,769$3,271,610$612,688$610,022$640,104
 
Liabilities20032002200120001999
Payables and accrued expenses$10,720$13,744$5,420$2,754$3,602
Other current liabilities$17,103$15,732$15,500$13,978$13,417
Total current liabilities$27,823$29,476$20,920$16,732$17,019
Debt$142,707$172,654$186,779$253,761$289,067
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$142,707$172,654$186,779$253,761$289,067
Total liabilities$170,530$202,130$207,699$270,493$306,086
 
Net assets20032002200120001999
Without donor restrictions$2,904,694$2,988,473$336,624$330,037$334,018
With donor restrictions$64,545$81,007$68,364$9,492$0
Net assets$2,969,239$3,069,480$404,989$339,529$334,018
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20032002200120001999
Total contributions$1,118,184$962,583$820,944$662,454$741,690
Program service revenue$0$0$161,294$124,725$124,024
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,201($14,605)$4,170$5,882$6,357
Other revenue$164,517$178,813$1,262($244)($22,194)
Total other revenue$165,718$164,208$166,726$130,363$108,187
Total revenue$1,283,902$1,126,791$987,670$792,817$849,877
 
Expenses20032002200120001999
Program services$1,175,610$925,557$721,404$593,201$501,842
Management and general$153,183$157,395$220,473$201,038$210,241
Fundraising$55,350$47,104$12,489$23,220$22,695
Total expenses$1,384,143$1,130,056$954,366$817,459$734,778
 
Change in net assets20032002200120001999
Surplus (deficit)($100,241)($3,265)$33,304($24,642)$115,099
Other changes in net assets$5,770($2,678,209)($1,500)$9,492($12,760)
Total change in net assets($94,471)($2,681,474)$31,804($15,150)$102,339

Compensation

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History

Helps Ministries ("Helps") was founded in 1976 as Helps International Ministries, Inc. by Rev. David P. DeJong and his wife, Esther, as a unique ministry that could assist and work alongside of other missions and ministries in fulfilling the Great Commission - spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the world.

Prior to founding Helps, DeJong served as a missionary builder with Africa Evangelical Fellowship for 17 years. While serving in Africa, DeJong would often receive requests for construction help from other missions and missionaries, but he was not free to work on projects for other missions.

When he returned to the States in the early 1970s, he acted on his vision for a mission that would provide essential technical 'helps' to evangelical missions and ministries. Helps International Ministries was incorporated in Asheville, North Carolina on April 14, 1976.

Initially, Helps offered a construction ministry, and then added architectural design services. The headquarters was relocated to Harlem, Georgia in 1982, and other technical ministries were added to the Helps family of services - including a transportation ministry, accounting ministry, and computer ministry. In the 1990s, the home office was moved back to Asheville, North Carolina, and the organization continued to expand and adapt its services in order to meet growing ministry demands.

While the face of our ministry and many of our service programs have changed since our founding, our mission - partnering with the global Church to build ministries, serve field workers, and defend the vulnerable for God's kingdom purposes worldwide - remains true to our original vision. Our scope of ministry continues to grow and flourish both here in the United States and abroad.


Program accomplishments

Several of our faith-supported missionaries and ministry partners serve specifically by providing practical and technical "helps" to others in ministry, helping them to grow and focus more efficiently on the work God has called them to.

Some of these services include missionary newsletter design, printing, and mailing services; architectural planning and design; photography/videography; and supporting new or growing ministries administratively.


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