Deaconess

President: Patricia Rowser

DEACONESS

 

 

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them”.  Ephesians 2:10 – KJV

 

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord”.  Colossians 3:16 – KJV

 

The word (Deaconess) comes from a Greek word, diakonos, for “deacon”, which means a servant or helper and occurs frequently in the Christian New Testament of the Bible.  Deaconess roots are traced from the time of Jesus Christ through to the 13th century in the West.  (Wikipedia Encyclopedia)

 

1 Timothy 3:8-13 states the spiritual requirements for Deacons and Deaconess; directing this ministry to be faithful and loyal supporters of the entire Mt. Zion Baptist Church Program.

 

Deaconess will assist the Deacons in their responsibility of caring for the Church of Jesus Christ.  Thereby, supporting the Mission, Vision, and Values Statements as written in The Constitution and By Laws.

 

However, there is an inner calling within the Deaconess to give special attention to wounded women and girls who have been victimized by a biased society (in general).  With the help of the Holy Spirit, WE come forth to take the hand of wounded women, embrace young females and set them free from shackles of the past.  WE come forth and show our own wounds – which our Lord and Savior has healed. 

 

Whether we are “dressed in white” or not, we are Women of God and our cause is sacred and ordered by the Lord.

 

Dear Father in Heaven, may WE be filled with the knowledge of Your will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding.  As the elect of God, holy and beloved, we put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering, bearing with one another and forgiving one another.  Above all things, WE put on love, which is the bond of perfection.  May the peace of God rule in our hearts, to which also we were called in one Body.  Father, WE are thankful.”  In Jesus name, Amen.

 
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