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WHAT IS A DEACON?

Posted on Wed, Nov 28, 2018

By: Mike Bradley, Ruling Elder

WHAT IS A DEACON? By: Mike Bradley, Ruling Elder There are only two ordained offices within the Presbyterian Church of America. They are Elders (Teaching and Ruling) and Deacons. Deacons essentially serve as assistants to the Elders. They are usually called to minister to the sick and needy, to maintain the church real property, and to assist the Elders in other functions where needed. Although they are not required to have the gift of teaching, many do. In addition, it is common for Deacons to serve in a special area where they are gifted. Although they are not voting members of the Session, they meet with the Session on occasion to report on church needs and receive assignments. We currently have three Deacon Candidates who are undergoing training, examination, and internship. They are Randy Messerschmitt, Chuck Tompsen and Brian Skowronski. We meet weekly at our home where they receive formal training, complete assignments as directed, and of course spend time in prayer. If at the end of six months (March 2019) these men and the Session feel that they are being called by Christ to serve, they will come before the congregation for election. Their ordination ceremony will follow shortly thereafter. Please pray for these men as they go through this intensive process to serve Christ and our church at even a higher level. May His face shine upon them!

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