Job Description: Deacon
APOSTOLIC BIBLE CHURCH
PASTOR: DAVID BEECHAM
1. Must be filled with the Holy Ghost.
2. Must meet the qualifications for church membership.
3. Must be loyal to the Pastor.
4. Must be willing to work in harmony with others.
5. Must carry a burden for souls of men and women.
6. Must be able to generate excitement for the job.
7. Must be able to lead and motivate people.
8. Must be faithful and dependable in accomplishing duties of the position.
You are a servant or minister; an ordained lay officer in the Church.
You are to work in harmony with the Pastor, Associate Pastor, and Elders and for the Local Congregation.
Your New Testament position originated in Acts chapter 6.1-4 for the purpose of seeing that needs of the people (congregation) were taken care of so that the Apostles were freed to do the work of prayer and ministering the word.
According to I Timothy chapter 3 you must be sincere, honest, and pure in action. Cannot be a gossip or two faced.
Must be sound in speech and doctrine. Must have a clear conscience regarding the faith. Must be the husband of one wife, and rule your house and children well. You should live a life that is above reproach.
You are a leader. Therefore it is imperative that you lead an exemplary life, and possess a flawless character. The scripture says I Tim 3:13 “For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
In your position in the Local Congregation you should manifest a concern for the welfare of the parishioners. If you are aware of a need in a home, spiritual or physical, you should not just pass it off, but see that the need is met. You are given authority to organize a work detail to help in our homes, at any time you see the need.
You are over the care ministry of the local Congregation, which is to see that none of our families are doing without vital necessities. None of our families should go with out food etc. as long as something can be done about it. Minor house repair, (painting, repair etc.) of the parishioners should be seen to by you. (This is for those who are in need.)
Your duties also include having the physical oversight of the Church building and property. See that custodial duties are performed. That the building and property do not come into disrepair.
You work with the Pastor, Assoc. Pastor, and Elders in making up the Leadership Council of the local Church.