Silent Word Ministries realizes that our ministry would not be impossible without the many volunteers who use their God-given abilities to serve God (Romans 12:1-2). Many of these are of retirement age, but they want to use their remaining years to serve the Lord full time. Others are young, and desire to give some of their time to help this missionary ministry to Deaf people.
Silent Word Ministries opens the door to qualified people to serve the Lord with SWM. Under the Ministry of “Helps” you may not be evangelist, preacher, or pastor, but you can serve God using your God-Given abilities. Ordination is not required for the Ministry of Helps program.
Are you interested in SWM Internship, Short-Term, or Volunteer Programs?
You can help us and we can help you. This team program is designed to help both of us fulfill the Great Commission unto the Deaf world. Our ministry specializes in Deaf ministries, but we need help in many different areas to maintain our ministry. SWM maintains a good local deaf ministry, an institute program, a publishing and printing shop, and a video ministry. SWM also conducts special meetings in many major cities. At times, we make foreign mission team trips to conduct deaf outreach ministries, surveys and deaf camps.
With the Ministry of “Helps” you can help and assist in many areas of our local, nationwide and worldwide deaf ministries using your skills and abilities. You will receive teaching, training and experience that will better prepare you in the ministry to the Deaf. Together we can do more to reach the Deaf world for Christ.
As needs arise, volunteers can come to SWM for 1 to 3 months or more to receive hands-on training. SWM benefits from the help, and the intern learns from the many years of experience at SWM.
SWM International organizes special team outreaches into the deaf world. Qualified people can serve as a short-term missionary for one-week to three months, depending upon need and project. Previous short-term mission teams include outreaches to the Deaf Olympics and DeafNation events.
Volunteers can help SWM in general daily operations of the office, grounds, or print shop area. One man said, “God wants me to help you.” Ted Camp responded, “What do you do?” He replied, “I build churches.” Soon the SWM office was completed. Volunteers have also helped SWM in the following areas...
Your different areas expertise and skills can help SWM in reaching the Deaf world for Christ. Together we can accomplish more!
Ministry of “Helps” missionaries are sent by a local church with a special calling to assist in other churches and ministries. “Helps” missionaries work under the authority of local pastors and leaders to help fulfill the “Great Commission” to “go into all the world,” to reach and to teach others for Christ. They serve local churches, pastors, ministries, and missionaries on a short-term basis with special projects and needs, evangelistic outreaches, and in areas of ministry that are within their abilities. This allows those leaders to focus on their own ministries. They work together as a T.E.A.M.
Anyone interested in becoming an SWM Ministry of “Helps” missionary must apply through the established Silent Word Mission Board application process and must be approved as an SWM missionary.
The SWMB is a serving agency and acts as an extension of the local church to reach the Deaf for Christ. Each SWMB missionary is required to be sent from a local church. SWMB screens missionary candidates regarding finances, character, doctrine, integrity, calling, & accountability. SWMB can help local churches to ensure adequate supervision of missionaries in practicing moral, financial and doctrinal integrity. When personal counseling is needed, missionaries are referred back to their sending church and pastor.
All “Helps” missionaries must agree to the SWM Articles of Faith and Guidelines. “Helps” missionaries are encouraged to assist SWM as needed in the home office and in special SWM meetings.
Each SWM volunteer, intern, team missions member, and Ministry of “Helps” missionary is responsible to raise their needed support Volunteers, interns, and short-term missionaries will be advised regarding recommended needed support amount for each project or mission trip. Ministry of “Helps” missionaries may already have income from other sources and only need to raise supplemental support to function as a full-time “Helps” missionary. A support level is based upon each “Helps” missionary's individual needs and budget.
Support funds, gifts, mission projects are received through SWM and a separate bookkeeping account is created to handle these tax-deductible funds. According to IRS regulations, all funds must be used as designated. It is SWM's policy that 100% of funds designated for a missionary go to that missionary. An escrow account will be created to hold funds until needed for special projects.
Are you interested in knowing more how you could serve with SWM as a volunteer, intern, mission team member, or Ministry of “Helps” Missionary. Is God calling you to the Ministry of “Helps?” Do you want to help SWM reach the Deaf world for Christ? This special program permits many to serve within their areas of abilities and expertise and within their time schedule. This is an excellent program for senior citizens to volunteer in many different areas on your own schedule and within your abilities.
God can use senior citizens, young adults, Deaf and hearing people, professionals and laymen ...
And so can Silent Word Ministries!
Are you interested in knowing more how you could serve with SWM as a volunteer, intern, short-term missionary, or Ministry of Helps Missionary. Is God calling you to the Ministry of “Helps?” Do you want to help SWM reach the Deaf world for Christ?