Helps Ministries

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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


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


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

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

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating587 of 110417 of 35
Fund acquisition rating538 of 110518 of 35
Resource allocation rating337 of 11057 of 35
Asset utilization rating845 of 110426 of 35

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$15,648$45,581
Short-term investments$0$0
Other current assets$0$0
Total current assets$1,200,502$1,803,514
Long-term investments$0$0
Fixed assets$805,563$839,512
Other long-term assets$0$0
Total long-term assets$805,563$839,512
Total assets$2,006,065$2,643,026
Payables and accrued expenses$53,209$123,124
Other current liabilities$0$0
Total current liabilities$53,209$123,124
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$335,426$295,851
Total liabilities$388,635$418,975
Net assets20092008
Without donor restrictions$1,617,430$2,224,051
With donor restrictions$0$0
Net assets$1,617,430$2,224,051
Revenues and expenses
Total contributions$737,451$232,835
Program service revenue$101,100$29,722
Membership dues$0$0
Investment income$36,294$25,335
Other revenue$1,480$1,440
Total other revenue$138,874$56,497
Total revenue$876,325$289,332
Program services$1,320,063$424,170
Management and general$124,620$37,806
Total expenses$1,487,049$475,713
Change in net assets20092008
Surplus (deficit)($610,724)($186,381)
Other changes in net assets$0$0
Total change in net assets($610,724)($186,381)


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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 9/28/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


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.