"For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus." - I Timothy 3:13
At the Maud church of Christ, we have several qualified men who serve as deacons. These men see the needs that the church has and strive to take care of those needs so the elders can continue to shepherd. We are blessed with five men who have the desire to "kick up the dust" in Christian service in their roles of deacons.
Did You Know?
The word "Deacon" (Greek: diakonos) is used in a number of different ways in the New Testament. It is referred to in an official capacity in I Timothy 3, Titus 1 as a male of integrity who takes care of a work special to the local church. They are servants of physical need with spiritual consequences (See Acts 6:1-6).
However, the word is also used generally of a person who serves the church. Phoebe in Romans 16:1 as a diakonos of the church in Cenchrea. The local preacher is referred to as a diakonos in I Timothy 3:2. Whatever the role is, whether an official capacity of deacon or simply a servant, may we ever strive to serve Christ in integrity, in joy, and in love.
The physical care of the building, grounds, and property
The addressing of needs for widows and shut-ins.
The schedule of the men who lead in worship
The recruitment of Bible class teachers and management of curriculum
The care and work of our youth