Deacons fulfill and build on the Biblical calling of Luke 10:29-37 serving the needs of those in the congregation and the community with Christ’s love, compassion and mercy following the example of the Good Samaritan on the road to Jericho. If a member of the church is in a LIFE group, that LIFE group leader and the group itself serve as caregivers to the individual and their family. In such case, a deacon will not be assigned.
Deacons meet the first Tuesday of every month. Additional time is involved in making calls and visits to members of a deacon’s “flock,” primarily in response to joys and concerns of which the deacon has been made aware.
Both elders and deacons have the privilege of preparing and serving communion and making themselves available to pray with members of the congregation.