What are the responsibilities of a deacon?

Photo by Mike Morbeck (originally posted to Flickr as Eli Manning) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

In the NFL it is important for every player to know their role and responsibilities on each and every play. What route to run, what to do when the defense blitzes, which direction to break when the QB throws the ball. A play will rarely work out when players are not on the same page.

Sometimes it is good to go back to the basics and make sure that everyone is on the same page and understands the goals of the team. This is true in the church as in any area of life. And this can be done when things are going well or when they are not running smoothly.

I recently took a look at what the Scriptures taught regarding the role of the deacon. Continue reading