What Are Deacons?
The word “deacon” essentially means servant. It is an ancient Greek word, and may simply refer to any type of service or personal assistance performed for another.
At Christ Church we define Deacons as a group of men and women who exist to serve the building of our church community through meeting needs. We practice Christ’s command to love our neighbor as ourselves. If you would like to inform our Deacons of a need, or have a need in which they may serve you, please contact the following people:
These are small gatherings (8 or less) of support and prayer built around the challenges of those facing deep needs, including difficult relationships, job issues, aging, working through our pasts, and many other daunting life-stages. These groups meet regularly for approximately 6-months.
These women gather in small groups of support and prayer built around those facing deep needs, including challenging relationships, job struggles, aging, working through pasts, and many other daunting life-stages. Groups are limited to eight or less, and encourage a firm 6-month commitment to each member.
Men who gather weekly to share grace, prayer, wounds, stories and hope in small, confidential trust-groups with their brothers who are battling brokenness and ongoing struggles. As Christ-followers, we do not define ourselves by addictions; rather, we bear the image of the Most High God. Following the scriptural mandate to confess our sins to one another, we confide in a few for mutual support, accountability and encouragement and healing, naming addictions, be they prescription drugs, pornography, sex, money, status, anger, or others: nothing is unredeemable in Christ.
Christian women do not define themselves by their addictions; rather, they bear the image of the Most High God. They gather to share grace, prayer, wounds, stories and hope in small, confidential trust-groups with sisters in our church family who battle brokenness and ongoing struggles. Following the scriptural mandate to confess our sins to one another, we engage in confidential discussions of mutual support, accountability encouragement and healing. The name of addictions may be prescription drugs, or pornography, or sex, money, status, anger, or others; no matter: nothing is unredeemable in Christ.
Ongoing throughout the year, 13-week, 2-hour support groups are offered using the Grief/Share program for individuals suffering from the challenges of a Grief Journey.
Widows & Elder Members
We are intent on caring for those who might find themselves becoming less visible in our community as they age, looking after their needs, including the need to feel connected and prayed for, and they are attentive to supporting the maintenance of daily life.
These people make themselves available to assist others in need, including repairs, plumbing, electrical and transportation emergencies, even changing a light bulb.
For those seeking professional counseling services.
Our church family is not prepared to develop our own food bank or homeless shelter, but we maintain great relationships with neighboring agencies that are doing this work very well.
The team makes regular visits to these important members of our church family, with a goal of encouraging them through news, prayer, listening, helping, reading, flowers, and administering communion.
Two-by-two, we visit members who have requested prayer, often received in the form of notes in the offering boxes