"For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus."
- 1 Timothy 3:13
Who are Deacons?
Deacons are individuals chosen by the congregation to show sympathy, witness and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies and sound judgement should be chosen for this office. (Book of Order G-6.0401)
Deacons are organized as a Board under the jurisdiction of the Session. Their duty is to minister on behalf of the church to those who are in need, to the sick, the friendless and to any who may be in distress. The Deacons Board at Carmel Presbyterian Church has up to 12 members who serve for a term of three years. They are selected by the Nominating Committee and elected by the Covenant Partners at their annual business meeting. The Board is divided into four direct service teams who work together to meet the needs of the church body and the community.
To contact the Deacons, please email email@example.com.