What is a Deacon?
Deacons were established in Acts 6:1-6 as a vital part of the church community
Now in these days when the disciples were increasing in number, a complaint by the Hellenists arose against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily distribution. And the twelve summoned the full number of the disciples and said, “It is not right that we should give up preaching the word of God to serve tables. Therefore, brothers, pick out from among you seven men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we will appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” And what they said pleased the whole gathering, and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolaus, a proselyte of Antioch. These they set before the apostles, and they prayed and laid their hands on them.
Our deacons are still figuring out how to best fulfill thier office, but one thing is clear. Deacons faithfully attend to thier duties so that no root of bitterness springs up, allowing the congregation to focus on loving each other and God.
- Carolyn: Secretary
- Chris: Technology, Sound
- Claudia: Children’s Sunday School, Distribution of the Lord’s supper
- Daniel: Building and Grounds
- Dawn: Transportation, Benevolence
- Linnea: Nursery
- Maricel: Elderly Care, Sick Care
- Phillip: Treasurer