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Deacon Ministries

Updated on June 18, 2013

By Harold Markham

Duties of the Deacon

Deacons as servants of the church can find many practical areas of service that allow the Elders to shepherd their flock by ministering the Word and prayer. In a very real sense the Deacons become:

  1. Ministers and Managers of Mercy - To meet physical/economic needs inside and outside of the congregation; visiting the sick, the poor, the elderly, single-parent families and helping families in emergencies,benevolence ministries, and any other special needs as they arise. Since they are to possess a knowledge of the "mysteries" they can minister the Word in these special situations.
  2. Ministers and Managers of Resources - To keep all the properties of the congregation in good repair and to control their use; to manage all the resources and capabilities of the church in order to facilitate ministry better; the building and grounds of the Church, including janitorial, decorations, maintenance and upkeep, set-up, etc. This is stewardship in action.
  3. Ministers and Managers of Finances - To encourage and promote liberal giving by the congregation, and then to collect and distribute those financial gifts; stewardship education, envelope systems, counting, recording depositing and reporting funds; financial concerns of the Church such as budgets, spending guidelines, purchasing, etc.
  4. Ministers and Managers of Help - To accomplish the practical tasks and errands that are entailed in the on-going programs of the church. These duties are not necessarily performed by the deacons, but the deacons are responsible for oversight in their discharge.

The above are just starting points for Biblical Deacon ministry. Each church will present opportunities of it's own such as:

  • Assemblies

Those aspects behind the scenes that allow public services to run smoothly and effectively: Nursery, Usher, Greeters, Announcements, Parking Lot, Sound System

  • Special Activities

Church-wide Activities, Special Events, Fellowships, etc.

  • Special Days/Events

Anniversary Sunday, Conference Organizations, etc.

  • Communion Services

  • Service Projects & Community Ministry

There really is no end to the the ministry a deacon can have and one who serves well brings honor and glory to God.

About The Author

Harold Markham is the host of the ER Podcast. He studied to be a pastor and holds degrees in Bible, pulpit speech as well as a Masters in Biblical studies. Click here for more articles by Harold Markham.


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