A key component of caring for and serving our congregation is our deacon ministry. The qualifications for serving as a deacon at Harvester are described in Scripture:

"Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach. Women must likewise be dignified, not malicious gossips, but temperate, faithful in all things. Deacons must be husbands of only one wife, and good managers of their children and their own households."
Timothy 3:8-12 (NASB)

A general list of deacon responsibilities includes:

  • Supporting the pastor
  • Supporting the staff
  • Supporting our ministries
  • Worship service counseling
  • Hospital and home visitation
  • Administering the Lord's Supper
  • Providing for those in need

Our deacons also facilitate our GriefShare class that helps people deal with the loss of loved ones.