Duties of Deacons and Deaconesses

  1. Prepare baptisimal candidates on the Sabbath of their baptism and extend home hospitality to them.
  2. Prepare and serve for communion service. Alert pastors of shut-ins for home communion.
  3. Visit or extend home hospitality to members. Contact by phone or written communication. Refer special needs to those who can help. Follow your church’s procedures when the death of a church family member occurs. Visit sick members in the hospital, taking a small plant and card.
  4. Telephone committee.
  5. Greeter or host on Sabbath.
  6. Sponsor periodic fellowship dinners.
  7. Beautification and upkeep of the church facility, including helping at church work bees.
  8. Provide funeral dinners when planned and see to the families’ needs.
  9. Look for ways to nurture each other and church members, thus strengthening the church as a whole.

Reprinted from Deaconess Ministry

  • 5120 Prescott Ave
  • Lincoln NE 68506
  • United States