St. John's Council of Deacons & Church Boards
In the New Testament and early Church, men were often selected to aid the Pastor in caring for the spritual and physical needs of the congregation (Acts 6:2-6; Timothy 3:8-13; Phillipians 1:1). The word "deacon' means "servant"; as such, the deacon is not like a business executive or corporate head, but is a servant to the congregation modeling himself after his Lord Jesus who came not to be served, but to serve (Matthew 20:25-28).
The Council of Deacons shall consist of twelve (12) Deacons carefully selected according to the guidelines given in God's Word in Timothy 3:8-13 and as specified in the By-Laws. The Congregational Assembly delegates its authority to this council of Deacons to plan and implement the congregation's mission with the Deacons held accountable for their actions as defined in the By-Laws. As such, the men serving as Deacons shall be empowered to represent the congregation in all legal matters. The Council of Deacons shall have the broad authority to act on behalf of of the congregation in all matters except as restricted by the Constitution, the By-Laws, and/or the Congregational Assembly.
Following are brief synopses of current board responsibilities to aid you in understanding the activities of the Deacon Council. If you have concerns/suggestions or would like to serve on a board, please contact one of the pastors or current Deacons.
Please keep the Deacons and board members in your prayers. Pray often that they may have wisdom in the execution of their duties, wisdom that comes only from our Triune God - Father, Son and Holy Spirit.