Then the twelve summoned the multitude of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable that we should leave the word of God and serve tables. Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business; but we will give ourselves continually to prayer and to the ministry of the word.” Acts 6:2-4
The purpose of the Deacon Board is to serve the needs of the congregation so that Pastor can give himself to prayer and the ministry of the Word. The qualifications for being a deacon are found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. This is an important and serious position that we do not take lightly as we serve the body of Christ.
Our responsibilities include performing administrative/organizational tasks, managing the church budget, and assisting the pastor in serving communion. Also, each deacon provides supervision for one of the ministries in the church. Moreover, we are charged with overseeing a certain number of members for prayer and support.
As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the
manifold grace of God. 1 Peter 5:10
The Trustee Board oversees the physical aspects of the church such as the building and property. This position requires men of high character who have abilities and skills in the area under our purview (e.g., building maintenance).
Although trustees are not mentioned in the Bible, our role is biblically appropriate. The New Testament calls us to be good stewards of our blessings, to maintain order in the church, and to use our gifts to benefit the body.
We believe trustees should have the spiritual gift of helps (1 Corinthians 12:18). Those with the gift of helps are those who can aid or render assistance to others in the church with compassion and grace.