Interested in Becoming a Deacon?
The purpose of a Grace Commons Church Deacon is to lead ministries that nurture fellowship and caregiving within and beyond the congregation.
The Deacons operate under the authority of the Session and typically have representatives attend session meetings. They are currently organized around three committees: Administration, Sunday Support and Congregational Care. The committee members then volunteer to serve in various groups or as an individual task to support the committee.
Current Committees & Groups
- Financial Assistance
- Marshall Fire Support (temporary team)
- Communion (preparation of the Lord's Supper)
- Hospitality (volunteer help as door greeters, ushers, welcome center and coffee service)
- Transportation assistance, parking and signs
- Resources and referral support
- Visitation of shut-ins
- Memorial support
- Hospital visits
- Stephen Ministers support
- Care Groups
Each Deacon is expected to serve on at least one of these committees according to individual interest and abilities. However, they are encouraged to serve on any group where they feel God's call. Deacons are elected for three-year terms. The time commitment to be a deacon will vary with the committee and group they are assigned but typically require 1O to 15 hours per month. They currently meet on the fourth Thursday of each month.
Qualifications for serving as a Deacon include being a Covenant Partner who seeks to lead ministries
that nurture fellowship and caregiving within and beyond the congregation.