Deacons

2018-2019  Deacon Council Officers

Ken Smith, Chair .    .    .    .    .    .  210.913.0616
Ross Johns, Vice Chair.    .    .    .  210.287.7837
Sue Pankey, Secretary.    .    .    .  210.219.3456

Upcoming Deacon Meetings:

October 15, 2018
November 19, 2018
No December Meeting
January 21, 2019
February 18, 2019
March 2, 2019 (Work/Meeting Day)
April 8, 2019
May 20, 2019
June 17, 2019
No July Meeting
August 19, 2019
September 16, 2019

Purpose of a Deacon

Deacons are servants of the Lord serving both the congregation and the community. A Deacon should exemplify the Christian ideal, sharing the Gospel with believers and non believers, and should strive to consistently apply the principles and guidelines for Deacons as set forth in the New Testament. Deacons are ordained to serve as spiritual leaders of the Church. With the Senior Pastor and other ministers, they have particular responsibility for the life of the Church—to safeguard its good name, care for its fellowship, and promote its unity and welfare. Deacons are not to act in the place of the Church, but, rather, they encourage Church members and assist in the work of the Church, referring their recommendations on matters of major concern to the Church Trustees and/or the membership.

Deacons are to serve with the Pastoral staff and other lay leaders in:

  1. Deacon on Call: minister in times of illness / hospitalization
  2. Deacon Prayer Opportunities: Prayer Room; Prayer Partners
  3. Discipling New Christians: work with those who are new in the faith
  4. Employment Ministries: help in a variety of ways
  5. Lord’s Supper to Homebound: serve Lord’s Supper to those not able to join the congregation during regular services
  6. Mentoring New Deacons: assist new Deacons with the assumption of their responsibilities
  7. Outreach to Ft. Sam Houston: minister to the huge numbers of military personnel who receive their medical training at Ft. Sam each year
  8. Pew Greeters: intentionally seek out visitors to the worship service and make them feel especially welcome
  9. Renewing TBC Members: reach out to those who have not been actively participating

Each week, TBC Deacons volunteer to visit members and others in hospitals or other facilities. The program is coordinated by August Higgins, Executive Research Assistant to Pastor Leslie Hollon. You may provide information to August at ahiggins@trinitybaptist.org, or by calling the Church Office (210) 733-6201.

TBC_Deacon Policies and Procedures Approved at Business Meeting 5.6.18