"Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being foundblameless. Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus." (1 Timothy 3:8-13)
In conjunction with God's will in His Word, deacons serve an integral function in the welfare of a congregation. These men primarily function as agents of the eldership to administer to the physical matters of a congregation. Some have suggested that the seven men chosen at the church in Jerusalem are deacon-types (Acts 6). To say though that they are uninvolved with spiritual matters would simply be incorrect. The spiritual qualifications for these men would suggest abilities that go beyond mere "waiting on tables."
Our congregation is currently blessed to have three men serving in this role.
|Bill Millet||Louie Taylor||Doug Morris|
Purchasing Cleaning Supplies
Ensure Lord's Supper Prep.
Care Of Baptistery Materials
Electrical & Plumbing
General Maintenance & Repairs
Bell Ringing For Classes
Attendance & Reading Records
Ensure Positions Are Covered
Lawn Treatment And Cutting
Scheduling Of Work Days
Contact Person For The Teachers
Ordering Books For Classrooms
Purchasing Supplies For Classrooms
Scheduling Of Teachers & Alternates
Any Other Assistance For Teachers
Audio Maintenance & Lesson Recordings
Maintenance On The Computer & Video Equipment
Oversee Personal Work Groups Including Supplies And Coordination
Setup Of PowerPoint Prior To Worship
Bulletin Board Postings Including Gospel Meeting Flyers, Worship Assignments, Cleaning Assignments, Etc.
Preparation And Maintenance Of Binders For Evangelist's Reports
General Maintenance And Repairs
Monitor Building Cleaning
Innovation & Efficiency