The First Pres. elders are considering a proposal that would add the role of deacons to our leadership structure. Following the Biblical model we find in Acts 6 and 1 Timothy 3, deacons would assist in the church’s care and compassion ministries by working closely with (and being part of) two standing committees – Congregational Care and Local Missions.
In January, Pastor Jon preached a sermon that outlined the role and necessity for deacons. If you have not heard that sermon, we encourage you to listen to it online. Additionally, we ask you to join us in prayer regarding this upcoming decision and encourage you to read the scriptural texts cited above. You can read the proposal at this link.
During the month of March, the elders are eager to hear from Covenant Partners about this potential change. You can provide your input by speaking to one of our elders or pastors. You can also submit your comments online using the form below
The proposal for adding deacons to our church governance will be on the agenda for the April 23 Session meeting.