Deacons  & Deaconesses

 

The work of deacons involves a wide range of services:

 

  1.  Assistance at Services and Meetings—Deacons are usually responsible for welcoming members and visitors as they enter the church and for assisting them, where necessary, to find seats. They also cooperate with the pastor and elders for smooth functioning of all meetings.
  1. Visitation of Members—In many churches visitation is arranged by distributing membership by districts and assigning a deacon to each district with the expectation that he will visit each home at least once a quarter.
  1.  Preparation for Baptismal Services—Deacons make necessary preparations for baptismal services.
  1.  Assistance at Communion Service—At the celebration of the ordinance
  1.  Care of the Sick and Aiding the Poor and Unfortunate—Deacons and deaconesses are charged with assisting the sick, poor, and unfortunate and should keep the church informed of their needs and enlist the support of members.
  1.  Care and Maintenance of Property—In churches where the responsibility for the care and maintenance of church property.