Bridges Deacons

Welcome to our Deacon Ministry.

Our deacon team’s mission is to care of the personal, practical needs of our fellowship in the name of Jesus. We specifically seek to care for those who do not presently have support from one of our small groups, and those who need additional support in partnership with their small group. We offer prayer, counsel, visitation, and physical assistance. In offering these kinds of support, we seek to demonstrate the love of Jesus in such a way that people in need come to love Him more and follow Him with a whole heart.

More about Deacons

BackgroundBecome a DeaconIn the Bible

Background

The title deacon comes from three primary words found in the New Testament greek text: diakonos, which means “servant”; diakonia, which means “service”; and diakoneo, which means “to serve.”  Though these words are used in many contexts to specify a particular type of service, they came to refer to any kind of service that supplies the need of another person.

The position of deacon as an official role of the church is defined in the New Testament book of 1 Timothy 3:8-13.  This position is available to both men and women.  The qualifications for this role involve both spiritual and personal character.  The word deacon does not contain a feminine form.  Therefore, Paul uses the specific greek word for ‘woman’, gunaikas, in 1 Timothy 3:11, to validate the role for women in this office.

Become a Deacon

The elders and pastors of Bridges Community Church commend the work of our deacon team for their partnership in the care of our church family.  For those interested in serving our church through this ministry position, please contact a member of our pastoral/elder leadership.  See the contact information under the ‘about’ header on the homepage of our website.

In the Bible

A deeper discussion of the biblical context for this role is available through the download of the document below.

Answering the Key Questions About Deacons

Background

The title deacon comes from three primary words found in the New Testament greek text: diakonos, which means “servant”; diakonia, which means “service”; and diakoneo, which means “to serve.”  Though these words are used in many contexts to specify a particular type of service, they came to refer to any kind of service that supplies the need of another person.

The position of deacon as an official role of the church is defined in the New Testament book of 1 Timothy 3:8-13.  This position is available to both men and women.  The qualifications for this role involve both spiritual and personal character.  The word deacon does not contain a feminine form.  Therefore, Paul uses the specific greek word for ‘woman’, gunaikas, in 1 Timothy 3:11, to validate the role for women in this office.

Become a Deacon

The elders and pastors of Bridges Community Church commend the work of our deacon team for their partnership in the care of our church family.  For those interested in serving our church through this ministry position, please contact a member of our pastoral/elder leadership.  See the contact information under the ‘about’ header on the homepage of our website.

In the Bible

A deeper discussion of the biblical context for this role is available through the download of the document below.

Answering the Key Questions About Deacons