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Treasurer

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
The history of church treasurers goes back at least to 457 B.C. when Ezra appointed guardians for the funds given for the work in Jerusalem. To those given the care of the Lord’s goods Ezra commanded, “Ye are holy unto the Lord; the vessels are holy also; and the silver and the gold are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of your fathers” Ezra 8:28.
Jesus and His traveling band of disciples also had one designated to take charge of their funds. Jesus taught the importance of the proper management and integrity in the handling of monies.

If it was important in the days of Ezra and of Christ to have someone to take care of church funds, it is essential today.

The work of the church treasurer is sometimes not recognized as a ministry because it is done behind the scenes. Nevertheless, it is a specialized, vital ministry in which the treasurer exercises his or her spiritual gifts. The whole congregation benefits indirectly from the work of the treasurer.

Church Clerk Ministry

Saturday, November 21st, 2009
Introduction
The clerk, like every other church officer, is a ministering servant of God. Every Christian believer is called to ministry, gifted by the Holy Spirit, and in baptism ordained for ministry (Ephesians 4:11-12).

Duties of the Church Clerk
The church clerk serves as the secretary to the church board and business meetings; maintains an updated list of church membership; maintains all church records and lists of all committees and chairpersons, and regular updates of the church directory.

Please contact the church clerk for all membership inquiries

Men’s Ministry

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

A ministry to and for men, provides opportunities to address issues and needs that are uniquely male. Through planned events (seminars, weekend retreats, sports, study groups, prayer breakfasts, and more) timely topics can be explored and aired.

Some areas of interest to men include:
1. Health and fitness
2. Bible study
3. How to save time
4. Understanding your spouse
5. Financial planning
6. Finding life’s balance
7. Achieving success
8. Keeping romance alive
9. Dating and sexual purity

Deacons

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

The Role of a Deacon:

The office of deacon is described in the New Testament (1 Tim 3:8-13).  The call of the office of deacon includes more than caring for the business of the church.  Deacons are engaged in an important part of the Lord’s work.  Stephen, the first Christian martyr, and Phillip, afterward called “the evangelist” were among the first seven deacons chosen in the Christian church (Act 6:5, 6; 8:5-26; 21:8).  The appointment of the seven to take the oversight of special lines of work, proved a great blessing to the church.
Description: Deacons are the backbone of the church’s physical and emotional support. the deacon’s responsibilities are:

1. Minor repairs to the church facility
2. Coordination of all maintenance and cleaning duties
3. Assist with transportation needs
4. Assist with the collection of offerings
5. Serve on the church board (as designated)
6. Visitation of shut-in
7. Assist with Communion Service and Ordinance of Humility
8. Assist with special meals for the bereaved
9. Assist with request from the poor and homeless
10. Prepare the baptismal pool for baptism