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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?"
If you are an active or retired deacon, what kinds of things do you do on a regular basis in your service for the church?
Does anyone know if the clerk of council has to be an elected elder or deacon?
In our church, deacons are very little more than “elders in waiting.” Is this true elsewhere in our denomination?
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?
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!
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?
I'm the treasurer of our deacons at Grace CRC in Chatham Ontario. We've been asked if it is possible to designate donations to Resonate as either domestic or international. How does this work?
Some of us on council believe that only other ministers of the Word who may be present should be invited to join the officiating pastor in the laying on of hands; others believe that the council executive or even all the elders and the deacons ought to be involved as well. Who’s right?