In keeping with Acts 6:1-6, Acts 6:3, We select and ordain “…men of good repute, full of the Spirit and of wisdom…” to lead and carry out the work of mercy ministry within our congregation. We also select and commission non-ordained men and women to assist the Board of Deacons in carrying out its ministry. Women serve in areas where they are more suited or fitted to assist.
Mercy & Service Leaders
The Deacons and Deacon Assistants carry out the mercy and care service ministries of the church. Whether it’s visiting shut-ins or those in nursing homes or arranging meals for those that are sick. Deacons take care of the physical needs of our own church community as well as our local community. Deacons are ordained men. Deacon Assistants are commissioned men and women.
To serve the Lord by conducting the caring ministry of the church by being agents of the benevolence and charity work, visiting the sick, being alert to the spiritual needs of the congregation for the purposes of freeing the pastoral staff to focus on prayer and the ministry of the Word, promoting unity within the church, and facilitating the spread of the gospel through a ministry of mercy. See Deuteronomy 15:11, James 1:27, Romans 12:6-7
The board is not to exceed twelve communicant members and will yearly elect their own Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary, and Treasurer officers. One member is elected to serve on the church’s nominating committee.
Member coordinate mercy and service roles in the area of emergency needs of members, food collections and distributions through ACTC (Assistance Center of Towson Churches), visitations, managing a scholarship funds, provide ushering, greeters and transportation assistance.
To be consistent with the PCA, our Diaconate is organized in a two-tier board structure with men elected and ordained serving as Deacons as per the BCO Chapter 9. Women, who have a long history of serving our church, are elected and commissioned serving as Deaconesses (Deacon Assistance) who are not officers of the church (BCO 7-2) and as such, are not subject to ordination vows. (BCO 17).