What is an Elder and Deacon?
Elders attend to sound teaching and discipline within the church, and to the spiritual well-being of the congregation, assuring members are nurtured through Scripture, worship, the sacraments, and prayer.
The Greek word in the Bible for deacon, diakonos, means servant. Jesus provided the ultimate role model for servanthood. Throughout His ministry, He reminded His followers in word and deed that He was among them as One who serves. Deacons play a key role in moving the Church into missions of justice, mercy and compassion. Our ministry is to serve those in distress and need - in the church, our community, and around the world. It is first and foremost a care-giving ministry. The Deacons are committed to creating an environment that will allow visitors, new members and regular attenders as well as the entire church family, feel truly cared for. It is the desire of the Deacons to reach out in compassion and love to those that are hurting or that have special needs. It is our desire to make ourselves available to any person or family that is in need of assistance.
In addition, we desire to reach out to the widows within our church family, as biblically instructed. We hold a special event once a year to honor these special women and we enjoy the opportunity of time that we share together. This ministry strives to be aware of and respond to the special needs of our congregation, providing a variety of services including small work projects and minor home repair for those going through tough times. These can range from a simple trip to the grocery store or the preparation of a meal, to responding with comfort and mercy in the midst of a very tragic situation, such as the death of a loved one. We humbly consider it a privilege to be able to serve as Jesus' hands and feet as we serve God and our Church family through the gifts of the Lord's Purse