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

2 Responses to “Deacons”

  1. Hi Bro. Thornberg

    My name is Richard A. Jones and I am the Head Deacon of Immanuel Temple SDA Church here in Durham, N.C.
    and I wondering if I could use the blue Deacon’s Logo with the Flame, the Cross, and the Bible for our documentation and other
    materials here at Immanuel Temple.

    Your Bro. in CHRIST JESUS,

    Deacon R.A. Jones

  2. jpope says:

    Deacon Jones, our apologies for not responding sooner. We have had quite a bit of membership changes and role responsibility changes. The logo you are asking about, I believe, comes from WordPress, the software we are using to build and maintain our website. I suggest contacting them about the log. Their website is
    Your brother in Christ,
    Deacon D. Eason, Jr.

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