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Can we have the church treasurer write checks on the deacons behalf?
At our elders meeting we were discussing the need to provide leadership training for potential elders or deacons that haven't yet felt qualified or inspired to serve. Do materials exist?
It's Ministry Question Monday and today's featured question is: "How does your church transition new deacons into their role?"
I would like to offer a roundtable on this topic in the Chicagoland area. Some churches may have retreats? Maybe some other ideas about length of time? Any other ideas welcome!
Does anyone know if the clerk of council has to be an elected elder or deacon?
A Network reader is looking for input (Church Order?) on the appropriateness of the pastor's spouse being on the board of deacons. Are you able to help?
We've just had a service in which elders and deacons were installed. I noticed that nothing was said about officebearers keeping inviolate all that has been entrusted to them in confidence. Any thoughts?
In our church, deacons are very little more than “elders in waiting.” Is this true elsewhere in our denomination?
Who can share a description of duties for President of Council, President of Elders, and President of Deacons?
How does your council and congregation go about selecting eligible candidates to serve as deacons and elders?
Is it healthy for a council led church to have full time staff as a permanent part of council as an elder or deacon?
Will you share your church's best practices around tracking ministry outcomes resulting from your visioning process?