The Helper Connection
A Genesis 2:18 Ministry

"The fact that I am a woman doesn't make me a different kind of Christian; the fact that I am a Christian makes me a different kind of woman." -Elisabeth Elliott

A similar statement could be made about being a pastor's wife. She is not a different kind of Christian woman, but she does live a unique life with unique challenges. What is "normal" life for a pastor's wife? Her role is completely subjective with no specific set of responsibilities. Expectations are as varied as the churches she serves and as numerable as the number of members in the congregation. Encouragement for the pastor's wife involves more than a study series, a weekend retreat or conference, a short tweet or an occasional blog. The HELPER is a relational journey through the joys and tears, the triumphs and the heartaches that accompany the ministry adventure.
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The Vision

To form a relational network designed to provide opportunity for ministry wives and women in ministry to live scripturally enriched and healthy lives–evidenced by their joy, loving relationships within their families, churches and communities along with enthusiasm for serving

We’re dedicated to pursue:

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    Healing and hope for those struggling with the day-to-day demands of ministry.

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    Encouragement from God’s Word offered in a variety of resources and settings.

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    Place for nurturing faith through retreats, life coaching, and ongoing dialogue.

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    Loving atmosphere to develop friendships with others.

Healing Hope

  • Sharing testimony and experience that is common in the life of the community
  • Providing opportunity for creative, anointed mentors to pour forth good news—binding brokenness, liberating captivity, restoring beauty, releasing comfort, instilling joy, and increasing favor (Isaiah 61)

Edifying Word

  • Facilitating a dynamic, interactive dialogue of Scripture, that edifies through experience and obedience
  • Developing, accessing, and providing free or affordable resources through digital, print, and visual mediums
  • Center, national, and denominational authors

Loving Atmosphere

  • Addressing the dilemma of loneliness from a life lived in the “fishbowl” of public ministry
  • Providing relational, ecumenical, culturally diverse setting in a relaxing atmosphere for structured and non-structured activities
  • Forums for discussing perspectives on a variety of subjects and issues

Place for Nuturing Faith

  • Encouraging a yielding to and embracing both personal identity and scriptural discovery
  • Providing onsite and online accountability groups, messaging forums, social media networking, and regional support
  • Safe places for sharing common triumphs and struggles with listening peers and life coaches