Shepherds’ Notes

Last week the elders put forth three men to serve as deacons. We feel these men will be a great addition to our existing deacons. The roll of a deacon can be time and energy consuming and we are thankful we have men willing to serve in this capacity. These men will be blessed to serve and we will be blessed to have them serve.

            One of the blessings of being a deacon is that you are fulfilling a need. In Acts 6 there was a problem. The Grecian widows were being neglected and they went to the Apostles. The Apostles told them to select seven men to fulfill this need, which they did (Acts 6:1-7). A need was fulfilled. These have been asked to serve the needs of greeters, visitation, and care groups.

            A second blessing of being a deacon is the opportunity for development. Remember the Apostle wrote, “For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus” (1 Tim 3:13). As a deacon one learns how to carry out a task assigned and to serve the congregation.

            A third blessing is that the church grows as a result of a good work being accomplished. After the Apostles had the church to select seven men to carry out the designated task, the scriptures record, “And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith” (Acts 6:7).

The elders are very excited about the future for the assembly at Walter Hill and hope you are too. God bless our current deacons and these men put forward as potential new deacons.