Role of a Deacon
The role of a deacon is one of ministry and service to Jesus Christ through His Church for ministering to the Church body, providing support to the pastors, the congregation, and the Church at large at all times.
Qualification of a Deacon
The apostle Paul defines the qualifications of a deacon as follows:
"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 found blameless. 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)
Homebound/Nursing Home Team: Ministering to the lonely and isolated
Homebound/Nursing Home team members make ongoing and regular visits to the homebound and nursing home bound members of the church. Homebound/Nursing Home team members will make 3-4 visits per month to the homes or facilities of these church members.
Hospital Team: Ministering to the sick and hurting
Hospital team members will be assigned one day per week on which they will make visits to any church members in the hospital.
Team Members: Jack Flook (Mon.), Delbert Richardson (Tues.), Jeff Huffman (Wed.), Rick Wilcoxson (Thurs.), Roy Fortner / Bob Reed (Fri.), Rick Wilcoxson (Sat.), Danny King (Sun.)
Caring Team: Ministering to those with immediate, practical needs
Caring team members coordinate and carry out the meeting of immediate, practical needs of church members. These needs could include everything from the building of a handicap accessible ramp to helping someone move.
Team Members: Bill Steele, Rick Wilcoxson, and Ray Yarnell
Bereavement Team: Ministering to those who have lost loved ones
Bereavement team members are to be one of the first on the scene to minister to, pray with, and help meet the needs of a church member who has suffered a death in the family. Bereavement team members work with the pastor to offer overall care for those who are mourning.
Team Members: James Feuerbacher, Rick Payne, and Ron Whitlock
Benevolence Team: Ministering to those with financial/material needs
Benevolence team members help coordinate and carry out the meeting of financial needs of members of the church family.
Team Member(s): Jack Flook
The Lord's Supper
Those on the Lord's Supper team prepare the elements for each Lord's Supper service.
Team Members: Jack Flook, Delbert Richardson, and Rick Wilcoxson
Those on the Baptism team prepare the baptismal for any baptismal service by turning on the hot water heater and preparing baptismal robes for those being baptized.
Team Members: Jeff & Cheryl Huffman, Rick & Kim Wilcoxson