Ministries of the Deacon Fellowship

Ministries of the Deacon Fellowship

PRAYER MINISTRY:

Deacon Leader: Don Spain

“The effectual fervent prayers of a righteous man avails much,” James 5:16. God has called us to prayer for everything. It is our personal connection with the Father and helps us all develop a closer personal relationship with the Lord. It is what breathes life into that relationship with Him.

As deacons we are called to pray for the needs of the church and for each other. It is encouraging to know that other deacons are always lifting up the needs of the church, the needs of each other, and praying for their own personal relationship and walk with the Lord.

CARING MINISTRY:

Deacon Leader: John Daniel

The Caring Ministry of the Deacon Fellowship involves two primary areas of support to the church. These two areas are the Home-bound Ministry and Hospital Visitation Ministry.

OUTREACH MINISTRY:

Deacon Leader: Larry Pratt

The Outreach Ministry is about reaching out to guests who have visited through worship services, special events, Discipleship Communities, etc.

WIDOW'S MINISTRY:

Deacon Leader: Chris Speight and Dennie Crowder

“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” James 1: 27.

Carmel Baptist Church deacons have embraced the opportunity to actively participate in serving the widows of the church as directed by James 1:27. The loss of a spouse can be a devastating life event, followed with all the ups and downs of loneliness, depression, and feelings of being overwhelmed. While we cannot, in even a small way, replace a spouse, we can show the love of our savior Jesus Christ and the friendship and compassion that is needed during these times.

LORD’S SUPPER MINISTRY:

Deacon Leader: Richard Roddy

“Seven men of good reputation and full of the Spirit were selected to serve tables.” Acts 6:2-3. These seven men were the first Deacons. We have this opportunity to serve others in His house during the Lord’s Supper celebration.