A Minister is someone who is authorized by a church or religious organization to perform functions such as teaching of beliefs; leading services such as weddings, baptisms or funerals; or otherwise providing spiritual guidance to the community.
A spiritual shepherd, referred to as an Elder, designates a man who has proven through life experiences to embody the attributes and qualities of godly spiritual leadership set forth in Titus chapter 1. They are “older” in experience and spiritual wisdom and serve this body of believers with wise counsel, spiritual support, encouragement, moral accountability and prayer.
These are some of the first people you can confidently call when your life journey gets tough. If you need someone to lean on or to help share a burden, a shepherd is there to help.
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A Deacon is an office established in the early church (see Philippians 1:1 and 1 Timothy 3:8,12).
The earliest mention of Deacons (in Greek diakonos, meaning servant) is in Acts 6:1-7 when seven men were ordained by the apostles to take care of the matter of the distribution of food to the needy. While it is clear that these men were appointed to relieve the apostles of these duties to allow them to concentrate on preaching the Word, it is also clear that the Deacons were godly men who prayerfully fulfilled roles as leaders themselves.
Our Deacons serve in the following outreach ministries: