Helping Hands Ministry

As an interdenominational ministry, Helping Hands Ministry’s vision and mission are to share Christ with those who are hurting and in need in the community. Helping Hands Ministry is open to serve the community from 10am – 4pm on Mondays and Tuesdays and from 12pm – 6pm on Thursdays. Donations of food, clothing, and small household items are accepted during days of operation.  Accepted items can be left on the back dock outside of operating hours.  Helping Hands Ministry does not accept couches, TVs, appliances, or furniture.

 

Vision Statement

Helping Hands Ministry’s vision is to eliminate all physical and spiritual poverty in East Bell County.

 

Mission Statement

Helping Hands Ministry cultivates an environment in which individuals and families are empowered to work out of systemic poverty and toward wholeness, through ministries of relief, development, and advocacy.


History

In 1995, the Belton Ministers Fellowship formed Helping Hands Ministry as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Through the efforts of several key churches, volunteers gave time weekly to serve 30 families each week through the food pantry. The first location was in the basement of the First Methodist Church of Belton. After a few years, the pantry moved to the First Christian Church, before relocating to 1009 West Avenue D. In November of 2008, Helping Hands Ministry moved to its current location at 2210 Holland Road.

Core Values

Prayer & the Holy Spirit — Nothing eternal can be achieved without the power of the Holy Spirit and the people of Helping Hands calling upon God for His divine leadership through prayer.

Dignity & worth — All are treated with compassion and grace. Volunteers and staff demonstrate Christ’s love to everyone who enters the doors of Helping Hands Ministry.

Collaboration — Helping Hands Ministry is committed to walking alongside clients and with partnering churches, businesses, and community organizations to create sustainable solutions to problems of poverty and injustice in the community.

Speaking against injustice — It is the unapologetic conviction of Helping Hands Ministry to publicly speak with (and at times, for) our neighbors who are subject to unfair treatment and discrimination.

Statements of Faith

There is one God, forever existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Jesus was fully human and fully God, born of a virgin, without sin, resurrected from death and is with The Father. He will return in glory at the end of this age.

Faith in Jesus, as the Savior of humanity, is the only means of salvation.

The Holy Spirit wholly changes all who repent of sin and follow Jesus, making them forever new in Christ through sanctification.

Jesus is the head of the Church, which is made of all of His disciples (with no regard to status, race, age, or ethnicity.)

The Church is connected in and through Christ and is to work together to adore Him and share His truth and love.