Deacon

Chairman: Deacon John Dukes

 

DEACONS

The Deacons of Mt. Zion Baptist Church are active members of this Church and possess the  belief in sound Biblical doctrine as described in "The Articles of Faith. Their social and moral standards should be above question.  Their life and conduct at all times are to be the type that will bring honor to the name and cause of Jesus Christ and a credit to the Church willing to give of themselves to serving Jesus Christ through ministering to the membership of this Church, and in the support of programs and ministries of this Church.

Deacons meet the spiritual requirements set forth in Acts 6:3 and I Timothy 3:8-13

In accordance with the meaning of the Word and the practice of the New Testament, Deacons are to be servants of the Church of Jesus Christ.  Deacons are to be:

  • Zealous to guard the unity of the spirit within the Church in the bonds of peace.
  • Supportive of the Pastor. 
  • Advisors, counselors in conference with Church family members in all matters pertaining to the welfare and work of the Church.
  • Active and willing to accept the responsibility of witnessing and soul winning. 
  • Assistants in formulating plans for constant progress of the Church.
  • Evangelists pertaining to outreach and discipleship of Christians for the growth of the Kingdom of God.
  • Regular in their attendance in worship services of the Church.
  • Aware of the physical and spiritual needs of the members.
  • Serve the whole Church by supporting, encouraging and edifying all who are in need (i.e., food, shelter, clothing, utilities, and medical emergency).

By proper organization and method among themselves, they are to establish a Family Ministry Plan for the purpose of maintaining personal relations with, and inspiring oversight of, all members of the Church. 

In counsel with the Pastor either singularly or as a group and by such methods as the Holy Spirit may direct, they are to have oversight of the discipline of the Church in accordance with the New Testament teachings.  They are to be guided always by the principles set forth in Matthew 18:15-17, I Corinthians 5:9-13 and I Thessalonians 5:12-14. 

 

 
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