What are Elders called to be?

“Elders attend to sound teaching and discipline within the church, and to the spiritual well-being of the congregation, ensuring that members are nurtured through Scripture, worship, the sacraments, and prayer.” (RCA Elder Resources)

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Ministry Of The Elder



What are Deacons called to do?

“Deacons play a key role in moving their churches into missions of justice, mercy, and compassion. They organize soup kitchens, lead work groups to repair homes for elderly people or clean up a local stream, and minister to patients dying of AIDS.” (RCA Deacon Resources)

Six diaconal concern areas:

  • Stewardship education and congregational giving
  • Special individual and family concerns
  • Mission involvement
  • Disaster response and volunteer service opportunities
  • Hunger advocacy and relief efforts
  • Caring for creation and simple living


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Ministry Of The Deacon