In accordance with the biblical meaning of the word, a Deacon shall be a servant of the Church. The supreme example and teacher of servanthood is Jesus Christ. Jesus demonstrated his servanthood by ministering to the needs of people as outlined in the Scriptures (Luke 22:27, Matthew 25:31-46). The Bible places no gender restrictions upon servanthood (Galatians 3:27-28). Men and women alike are to be servants. Deacons are to:
Deacons shall be nominated and elected by the Church to serve a three-year term. Deacons are Church Members who have demonstrated a love for Jesus Christ, a love for the Church, and a striving to live the ideals for Deacons declared in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. The Church shall ordain newly elected Deacons who have not been previously ordained by the Church or by a Baptist church of like faith and order.
Once elected, Deacons select their three officers (Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary) and are asked to serve on one of three Deacon committees: Care & Crisis, Benevolence, and Evangelism & Outreach. For more information on these committees, click here.
The Church appreciates the valuable contributions that have been made by those Deacons who are no longer able to actively perform all of the duties of a Deacon. The position of Deacon Emeritus was created to recognize past services and ministries of a Deacon at LBC. A Deacon may be honored as Deacon Emeritus after nomination by the current, active Deacon body and election by the Church. For a current list of Deacons Emeritus, click here.