Member-Care (deacon) Ministries
The word “deacon” comes from the Greek word diakonia, which means “service.” In the early Christian Church deacons were those people who were set apart to provide care for widows and others in need. Acts 6 mentions the selection of seven men for this task and Romans 16 mentions Phoebe, a woman who served in this capacity in the church. IN modern terms, deacons are lay people who carry out important member-care ministries in the congregation. Several types of deacon ministries are listed below.