Loudon Avenue Christian Church Deacons — 2017–2018
Sis. Patricia Hill –Chair
Bro. Eddie Blair –Vice Chair
Sis. Louise Barksdale, Bro. James Howard, Sis. Tanyia Jones, Sis. Dana Lee, Sis. Linda Manns, Sis. Janie Ollie, Sis. LaVerne Tiggle, Sis. Elta Mae Wilson
Inactive:Bro. Wayne Shorter, Bro. Charles Walker, Sis. Barbara Waller
The Deacon’s Ministry exists to provide ministry and care to the people of LACC. This ministry is carried out through a shepherding approach. Each active deacon is assigned a number of church families that make up their “flock.” The deacon is responsible for communicating with their flock on a regular basis, identifying any needs, and assisting them with any needs related to the church.
The office of a deacon demands a high level of commitment, a mature knowledge of the faith and dedication to fellowship and service. I Timothy 3:13 summarizes it best, “For those who have served well as Deacons obtain for themselves a high standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.” May your service as deacon be one of the richest and most rewarding of your walk with the Lord.
Policy for Becoming A Deacon
All prospective Deacons are expected to meet these biblical requirements found in: 1 Timothy 3:8-12
- Persons worthy of respect
- Not indulging in much wine
- Not pursuing dishonest gain
- Must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience
- Must be willing to be tested
- Husband/wife of but one wife/husband
- Manage his/her children and household well
- Must be a member of LACC for at least three years.
- Must be active in the life of LACC and give evidence of seeking to grow in their understanding and practice of the Christian life. Such experience would include the following:
- Participation in Church school, prayer meeting and bible study at LACC.
- Attendance at district, regional and general training events.
- Conduct of one’s life in the light of the teachings of Jesus Christ.
- Promotion of goodwill and Christian fellowship in the congregation and community.
- Attendance at the worship service and stated meetings of the congregation.
- Regular financial contributions to the support of the congregation.
- Willingness to fulfill assignments on behalf of the congregation.
- Demonstrate skills or evident potential in carrying out responsibilities of the particular office.
- Must write letter-informing Elders of aspiration.
- Must have at least one personal interview with Elders.
- Deacons transferring membership must be a member of LACC at least one year before submitting letter for becoming an officer.
- After personal interview with Elders, based on the above criteria, persons will be recommended to the General Board for affirmation.