There are three offices in the church that make up the church council. Men are elected by the congregation to fulfill the offices of Elder and Deacon. The Minister is trained in a Reformed Theological College and is called by the congregation to serve.
The Minister preaches the word and administers The Lord’s Supper and Holy Baptism during the worship service. He is also responsible for teaching the youth and visiting the elderly or others who are in need.
Elders ensure the preaching of the gospel is pure and the sacraments are administered properly. They are responsible for promoting the spiritual well-being of the members and have been given authority over the congregation. The Minister and the Elders make up the consistory of the congregation.
Deacons look after those who are sick, lonely or have financial needs. They collect funds from the congregation and distribute them to needy members and other kingdom causes. They also encourage communion of saints through volunteerism and charity. The deacons also oversee the work of "Helping Hands". For more information, please review the Helping Hands Mandate.
There are also various committees of volunteers that serve the church. They include the Committee of Administration, the Church Life Committee, and the Evangelism Committee, to name a few. Volunteering for a committee is a great way for a member to get more involved in the church.
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