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Duties of Deacons

- The deacon’s primary responsibility is to free the hands of the pastor by taking care of the material needs of the pastor, the church, and the poor and afflicted.
- The deacons should be constant in reading and studying the Word of God, and should be able to defend the major doctrinal beliefs of the Church.

- The deacons should be men of prayer, constantly seeking the face of God for wisdom and discernment in serving in the church.

- The deacons should support the ministry of the church, and be a help to them as they go about ministering to the flock.

- The deacons should communicate closely with the pastor in order to know his needs and the needs of his family.

- The deacons should handle the financial affairs of the church, carrying out the will of the church, not acting independently, but as servants of the body.

- The deacons should also visit the sick and afflicted of the church.

- The deacons should take care to oversee the maintenance of the building and property of the church.

- The deacons should seek out opportunities for the church to minister to spiritual or material needs of the community in which it is located.


Calling of Deacons
General Guidelines

- If the church feels that a new deacon is needed in the assembly due to the departure of a deacon or increase in the size of the church, the church should schedule a season of prayer seeking the will of God in the matter.

- After a season of prayer and discussion among the church, the church should look out among themselves for men that fit the qualifications of a deacon listed in        I Tim. 3:8-13.

- The members of the church should share their feelings with one another, and with the pastor and deacon(s).

- The church should then bring the matter up for discussion in conference.

- When a consensus is reached, the candidate should be given time to answer to the call of the church.

- If he feels led to serve as a deacon, the church should then vote on the matter in conference and call for his ordination (if he has not previously been ordained as a deacon) and insertion into the office of deacon.

- The office of deacon is not automatically transferred between churches. If an ordained deacon joins the church, he will not serve as a deacon of that church unless called to that office by the church.

Rules of Decorum

 

Duties and Calling of Pastors

Duties of the Clerk and Treasurer

 

Duties of the Evangelist

Articles of Faith

 

Church Covenant