Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this:
to look after orphans and widows in their distress… James 1:27 (NIV)
The office of Deacon was established to provide for the physical needs of those within the body. In Acts 6, we see the first Deacons selected to provide for the widows in the daily distribution of food. Later in James we read, “religion that is pure and undefiled before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.”
The Deacons are called to minister to those with practical needs within the Body of Christ and occasionally to those outside. When possible, the Deacons will match needs with volunteers in the church who may be best able to fill that need.
At PBCC, our primary concern is for the elderly, single parents, those who are sick and others with physical needs that they are unable to meet themselves. The Deacons’ work may include but is not limited to the following:
- Delivering groceries or picking up prescription medication
- Providing meals
- Providing transportation
- Yard work
- Light moves
- Visitation, at home or in the hospital
- Handyman (electrical, plumbing, painting, light carpentry, etc.)
Would you like to help?
We are always on the lookout for members of our body who are gifted to serve in these areas. If you are interested in participating with the deacons as we serve our body, please let us know.
Do you need help?
If you or someone you know needs help, please email the Deacons at firstname.lastname@example.org.