Deacons are New Testament servant leaders elected by the church to serve in various capacities. The Mount Carmel Diaconate is divided into three parts — Administrative, Missions and Ministry, and Congregational Care. Deacons are elected by the church body based on their willingness to be lead by the Holy Spirit to help others so that they might have an abundant life and a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
Administrative Deacons – help by managing Mount Carmel’s operational and business needs – budget, finance, personnel, maintenance, etc. Click here to see more about their specific duties and who performs those functions for Mount Carmel.
Mission and Ministry Deacons – reach out to members, visitors, and our communicty through various mission projects (generally our church family reaching out into the community to help those in need) and ministries (activities within the Mount Carmel family) for education, worhsip, and fellwoship. Missions include work at the local prison, food pantry, and xxxx. Ministries include things like our music programs, children’s activites, and XYZ (our senior citizens). Click here to see more about their specific duties and who performs those functions for Mount Carmel.
Congregational Care Deacons – also reach out to members/families individually. These deacons serve as an extension of our pastors by visiting with the families, let the families know about activities at Mount Carmel and to help keep the pastors informed of needs. They deal directly with families one-on-one, and pass along any needs of their families back to the deacon group for prayer or to help find other support. The Congregational Care deacons, are linked with specific famillies, and are organized around themes of praying for needs, contacting visitors, engaging new members, and support of families during time of death. Click here to see more about their specific duties and who performs those functions for Mount Carmel.