The Role of Deacon
The office of deacon is one of the two biblical offices in a local church. The office of deacon differs from that of elder as it does not include teaching (although some deacons may be teachers) and is open to women. The forerunner of the office of deacon is found in Acts 6:1–7. From this passage, we see that these forerunners of deacons were appointed for at least three reasons:
- To guard the time that the Pastors and Elders of the church have for the ministry of the word and for prayer (Acts 6:4)
- To promote unity within the church by addressing practical issues that can cause division (Acts 6:1)
- To meet practical and specific needs within the church (Acts 6:3)
John Dennert is our Media Deacon and works with the Audio/Video team in the sound booth to make sure services and events are adequately staffed and resourced. He also coordinates with media/graphics personnel to provide song or sermon-related graphics and announcements.