Behind every successful organization there are faithful committed people.
This is especially true of New Hope Community Church, because a church is so much more than its mere structures, systems and organization, but is a sacred family of believers.
With that in mind, consider your Deacon team along with so many others at New Hope who are volunteering to serve and make our community of faith a wonderful place to gather and draw near to Jesus. It is my hope of helping you understand the important role of deacons/deaconess at New Hope.
From the earliest days of the church, deacons were called and set apart for the ministry of love, justice, and service; of connecting the church with the most needy, neglected, and marginalized among the children of God. This ministry grows out of a passion for social holiness and ministry among the poor. Deacons lead the congregation in its servant ministry and equip and support all believers in their ministry.
It is the duty of the deacons to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, the friendless, and to any who may be in distress. It is their duty also to develop the grace of unity and liberality in the members of the church.
In fulfilling this solemn responsibility the Deacon/Deaconess team follows a set of Guiding Principles. Some of those principles are listed below:
Spiritual Sensitivity: We have a love for the Lord and consequently the church body. We will be sensitive to its needs and will endeavor to administer our responsibilities in a manner that provides a robust and fruitful worship environment.
Teamwork: We team with our church family and others on the basis of trust, understanding, and love.
Accountability: We accept responsibility and are accountable to God and the Elders and congregation for the proper administration of our servant leadership duties.
Communication: We will proactively communicate with the church body and others in a clear, open, and honest manner.