Because we care for the you and your family, the Pastor and Deacons of your church are committed to the deacon ministry family plan. We want to make certain that every member and family in our church experience the love and support of the whole congregation. We want to be known throughout the community as a loving and caring church.
WHAT IS THE DEACON FAMILY MINISTRY PLAN
It is a plan through which the deacons can join the pastor, and church staff in ministering through physical, spiritual and emotional needs of each church member and family. The resident church families are divided into groups of 10 or more families in then assigned to a deacon who will minister to them over a period of time. A part of each deacon meeting is planned about specific needs of families and rejoicing over needs meet and victories won. Another part of the meeting is used in developing deacon skills in ministering to family needs.
HOW CAN A DEACON HELP YOU
Of course you are the only one that can answer that? However, there are some specific ways your deacon's wants to try to help you.
Visiting the sick- first visit is to get acquainted with you and your family members, however your deacon will have other visits throughout the year, and when you are someone in your family is in the hospital, are you have sorry or sickness in your home.
Witnessing to unsaved family members- one of your deacons chief concerns is that ever member of your family knows Christ as savior.
Rejoicing with you and your family-your deacons will share your joy when you celebrate important events are accomplishments in your life
Being your friend-as your deacon listen to your troubles and concerns you will know someone who cares.
Giving support in time of crisis- sometimes your deacons can help you through the crisis by listening and giving support. Other times your deacons will no someone else or community agency that can help you.
Answering questions about your faith or about your church or denomination- your deacon will try to find the answer for you.
Helping you know and have fellowship with other members and family in the church- your deacon will encourage you to participate and social occasions, and when families in the assign group or other church members get together for fun and fellowship.
Helping you find ways to serve in and through the church- your deacons will watch for opportunities for you to use the talent, skills and abilities god has given you.
Praying for you and with you-We believe that you are important and believing in the power of prayer, your deacon will go with the pastor and other deacons in praying for you and each member of your family. And the deacon family plan ministry is where every member and family have a deacon, the more effectively the plan work in our church, the closer our church will come to being a real family in Christ. Your cooperation will help make the plan work. Feel free to call your deacon. Your deacon will seek to help you or link you by helping others.
Ministries within Deacons Ministry at Bethlehem:
Deacon Board- Chairman D. Traylor
Deaconess- Sis. N. Smith
Benevolence- Dec. R. Ross
Brotherhood- Bro. T. Perry
Mission- Sis. M. Furtch