The biblical qualifications for a Deacon are described in 1 Timothy 3:8-13:
- Worthy of respect, sincere, temperate
- Making their living reputably
- True to the Word of God
- Not indulging in alcoholic beverages
- Wives must be temperate, kind, non-malicious
- The husband of one wife
- A good father and disciplinarian
The word Deacon means servant. The Deacon Ministry at Goodwill Missionary Baptist Church acts as the arms and legs of the Pastor. The Deacons are there to relieve the Pastor of any load that they are capable of carrying.
Provide crisis ministry for members and those in the community in times of special need (death, financial crisis, etc.). This is the church benevolence committee.
Deacon Prayer Chain
Praying individually and as a group for the specific needs of our church.
Assist the pastoral staff in administering Baptism. The deacons help provide a spiritual atmosphere of love and courtesy.
Assist the pastoral staff in administering the Lord's Supper.
Administer Communion to the Sick & Shut in.