Deacon's Ministry

We, the Deacons of Morning Star, want you to know that you are welcome to worship with us in any of our Holy Ghost, Spirit filled services. 

The purpose of the deacons is to serve the Lord by conducting the caring ministry of the church--doing the work of the benevolence ministry, visiting the sick, being alert to the spiritual needs of those who fall into sin - and by promoting unity within the church, thus freeing the pastor and ministers to focus on prayer and the ministry of the Word, and consequently, facilitating the spread of the gospel. 

The Deacons are a BOARD OF OFFICERS, or the executive board of the church. Deacons carry out administrative assignments given them by their Pastors and meet daily to receive instructions from him. They are public officers in the church. Deacons help train new converts. They keep watch over the church members. They baptize, distribute the church's aid to the poor, and carry out the benevolence ministry of the church and serve as stewards of the common chest for the poor." 

Deacons are skilled in the Christian faith and the church's ministry. They will often have to give advice and comfort. They also assist with the Lord's Supper serving tables: the table of the Lord, the table of the minister, and the table of the poor.

Deacons relieve the Ministers from the secular concerns of the church and assume an increasingly ecclesiastical role.

The spiritual ministry of the Pastor and Ministers, and the ministry of the Deacons are separate areas, or departments.

All things are possible to him that believeth!






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