The word ‘deacon’ simply means servant. Although all Christians are called to be like Jesus in serving others, deacons are specifically called to model this: to be leaders in living a life of servanthood within the church.
Jesus called them together and said, “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave – just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:25-28)
Our deacons are elected from within the congregation to serve in a range of crucial roles within the church – dealing with money, distributing practical resources, managing property, social events, administration, youth and childrens work, prayer ministry, coordinating housegroups, evangelism, world mission etc. Our deacons work closely with the elders and other members of the church to help make things run smoothly.
Deacons are to be 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. (1 Timothy 3:8-10)
Here are our deacons:
- Christine Brown (Secretary)
- Hilary Marshall (Treasurer)
- Rona Fotheringham (Property)
- Lillias Webb (Mission)
- Evelyn Wilson
- Ruari O’Brien (Youth & Children)
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