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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Posted: Thu, May 2 2019 4:38 AM

I was hoping someone who has the resource, "40 Questions and Answers About Elders and Deacons" by Merkle, could share the section that begins on page 241.

I appreciate the help.

-Michael

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Robert Neely | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, May 2 2019 11:21 AM

What are some duties that deacons might be responsible for today? Basically they could be responsible for any item not related to teaching and ruling the church. Below is a list of possible duties.
• Facilities. The deacons could be responsible for the basic management of the church property. This would include making sure the place of worship is prepared for the worship service. Other items may include cleanup, sound system, etc.
• Benevolence. Similar to what took place in Acts 6 with the daily distribution to the widows, the deacons should be involved in administrating funds for the needy.
• Finances. Some believe that matters of finance should be handled by the elders since the famine-relief money brought by Paul and Barnabas was delivered to the elders (Acts 11:30). But while the elders can oversee the financial business of the church, it is probably best left to the deacons to handle the day-to-day matters. This would include collecting and counting the offering, record keeping, helping to set the church budget, etc.
• Ushers. The deacons could be responsible for distributing bulletins, seating the congregation, preparing the elements for communion, etc.
• Logistics. Deacons should be available to help in a variety of ways so that the elders are able to concentrate on teaching and shepherding the church.
At the end of this chapter is a flow chart diagramming the various ministries of elders and deacons.

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 3 2019 3:42 AM

Thank you Robert.  I wonder what "shepherding" entails...That flow chart may be helpful.

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Robert Neely | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, May 3 2019 3:25 PM

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Michael S. | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 5 2019 3:44 AM

Thank you Robert!

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Robert Neely | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, May 5 2019 4:47 AM

You're welcome.

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