Nominate a fellow member to serve as deacon.
What are Deacons?
The office of deacon is set forth in the Scriptures as ordinary and perpetual in the Church. The office is one of sympathy and service, after the example of the Lord Jesus; it expresses also the communion of saints, especially in their helping one another in time of need.
The Scriptures designate the office of deacon as distinct and perpetual in the church. Deacons are called to show forth the compassion of Christ in a manifold ministry of mercy toward the saints and strangers on behalf of the church, a recognized stewardship of care and of gifts for those in need or distress. This service is distinct from that of rule in the church.
Duties of a Deacon
It is the duty of the deacons to:
- Minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress
- Develop the grace of liberality in the members of the church
- Devise effective methods of collecting the gifts of the people
- Distribute these gifts among the objects to which they are contributed
- Have the care of the property of the congregation, both real and personal, and shall keep in proper repair the church edifice and other buildings belonging to the congregation