“Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve
as deacons. …. A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children
and his household well. Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.” …Timothy 3:8-10; 12-13 (NIV)
The mission of the Deacons is to help the Pastor in maintaining and promoting the spiritual growth and life of the Church. Deacons are responsible for the membership of the Church and the care of the needy. They report to the Pastor when any member of the Church become ill or is in distress. The Deacons have the task of preparing candidates for, and helping the Pastor with Baptism. Additionally, they are responsible for the preparation and distribution of the Lord’s Supper. Deacons must give full attention to prayer and the ministry of the Word (Acts 6:2, 4).