Purpose Statement: To share with the ministers in building and supporting our church’s spiritual life.
Goal: To free the pastoral staff thus enabling them to focus on prayer and the ministry of the Word while promoting unity within the church and facilitating the spreading of the gospel.
Responsibilities: Ongoing duties include assisting with communion services, baptisms, delivering flowers and sharing communion with the sick and shut-in, expressing concern by calling members to encourage them and assisting the Pastor in any way possible.
Deacons are called to be dedicated caregivers who use their spiritual gifts in a shared ministry of concern for the total well-being of God’s people.
Deacons are to be Christ-like, welcoming, nurturing, reconciling, and sensitive to the presence of God’s spirit in their lives and in the lives of others.
Deacons have an obligation to witness for Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord within and beyond the Body of Christ, which is the Church.
Deacons have the privilege to wear the “badge of honor” in that they are one of the two named church officers that are mentioned in the bible.
Deacons in the New Testament served the Lord by conducting the caring ministry of the church, doing the benevolence work, visiting the sick and being alert to the spiritual needs of the congregation.
We at New Bethel are proud to have Deacons that hold such a standard as God requires.
“I commend unto you Phebe our sister, which is a servant of the church which is at Cenchrea”; That ye receive her in the Lord, as becometh saints, and that ye assist her in whatsoever business she hath need of you: for she hath been a succourer of many, and of myself also". (Romans 16:1-2)
The word succourer is interesting in that it means someone who gives help in times of need, distress or difficulty. The servant that Paul referred to above is the elect woman that we call “Deaconess” in our church.
Purpose Statement: To care for and assist the needs of the overall congregation.
Mission Statement: To meet the needs of the New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church, under the spiritual guidance of its Pastor and the Deacons by promoting the spiritual growth in the church.
Duties of Deaconess Ministry:
1. Take care of the communion cloths, clean, prepare, and restore the utensils used after each Communion Service.
2. Oversee the dressing of the Baptismal Candidates for baptism; keep an account of the use and return of laundry of the Baptism attire.
3. Give counsel and serve as role models for the young ladies of the church and the community.
4. Support the Pastor and the vision of the ministry.
Women who are devoted to God should make themselves attractive by the good things they do.
"Make a joyful noise unto the Lord, all the lands! Serve the Lord with gladness!
Come into His presence with singing!”
Praise Dance Ministry
Purpose: Our purpose is to be a safe haven for individuals to freely praise, worship and celebrate God and His mighty works through the ministry of dance.
Mission: Our mission is to encourage the people of God and cultivate an atmosphere of salvation, healing, deliverance, peace, joy and healing.
Vision: Through participation in this ministry, members will be devoted to God by prayer & fasting, fellowship, and bible study and community service/evangelism. Members will understand that they were fearfully and wonderfully made by God, created to do good works and praise Him. Members will not only master the art of praise dance but, be committed to allowing God to use them to minister to all people.
"I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,