The Role of Deacons
Following the pattern set forth in the Scriptures, the deacons at the Lebanon Bible Fellowship Church exist to serve people in need. The deacons do not lead by ruling or teaching, but rather by service and by caring for the physical needs of the congregation. To see a list of our deacons, click here.
Ministries of the Deacons
Each of the following functions is managed by the deacons or a sub-committee chaired by one of the deacons.
This committee has several functions. It oversees the meal ministry for hospitalized persons and new mothers, it oversees banquets that are church-sponsored, and it directs the care package ministry to college students and military personnel.
This committee manages the use of the nursery and also coordinates workers during worship services.
This committee coordinates the use of willing people of the church to provide meals and/or housing to guest speakers that we have at our church.
This ministry provides transportation on an as-needed basis for those with this type of need. It also provides transportation to doctor visits, store, bank, etc., for those with this type of need, as well as the running of errands, etc., for shut-ins.
Personal Care Equipment Ministry
The deacons have the following personal care equipment available:
Portable hospital beds (1 power operated, 1 manually operated)
Stationary potty chairs
Potty chair on wheels
Potty stand (sits on the toilet)
Serving tables (for over the bed)
Folding Walker Solid walker Cane
Wheel Chair at Church
Independent Wheel Chair (patient can push or maneuver by themselves)
Dependent Wheel Chair (a friend needs to push you around)
Food Needs Ministry
This ministry coordinates the providing of food, groceries, etc., to families that request help because of difficult situations.
Financial Assistance Ministry
This ministry coordinates the use of funds to supply families in need with a little extra help to make it through difficult situations.
This ministry coordinates the serving of a meal after a funeral in which one of our pastors officiates, providing a time for family and friends to grieve with and comfort one another after a death.
Through this committee, the deacons make regular visits to shut-ins and widows or widowers of the church family. This ministry is primarily led by Pastor Heller, though all deacons participate in this ministry as well.
Indoor/Outdoor Task Ministry
This ministry coordinates willing people to provide services (shoveling snow, raking leaves, light housekeeping, etc.) for people in our church who are unable to accomplish these particular tasks.