Impact in the Church

The office of deacons was established in the early church (Acts 6:1-7), since there was a need to attend those in need as the church grew.


The ministry of deacon as set forth in Scripture is one of compassion, witness, and service, sharing in the redeeming love of Jesus Christ for the poor, the hungry, the sick, the lost, the friendless, the oppressed, those burdened by unjust policies or structures, or anyone in distress. Persons of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, sincere compassion, and sound judgment should be chosen for this ministry.

 (The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Book of Order)


And do not forget to do good and to share with others, 

for with such sacrifices God is pleased

(Hebrews 13:16)


Each of you should look not only to your own interests, 

but also to the interests of others.

(Philippians 2:4)

How Deacons serve in the Church

Shepherding

To make it easier to contact a Deacon, if a need for support, prayer or help should arise, each church attendee is assigned a Deacon. We have “Meet your Deacon” days arranged in the church semiannually, and the deacons send out contact cards twice annually with contact information.  

 

Meals

The Deacons provide periodic meals to those in need. The Deacons often share information about how you can help serve those in need in West Boise.  

 

Home-bound Members

The Deacons maintain active communication with members that are no longer able to join us for Worship and other events at CPC by delivering flowers, sending cards and letters, and visiting.  

 

Communion

The Deacons are responsible for preparing and setting up the elements used for Communion on the first Sunday of the month. Communion is also offered for home-bound members by the pastor and a deacon.  

 

Funerals

Regardless of the circumstances, we are never completely prepared for the loss of a loved one. We are not left alone to face death apart from other Christians. On behalf of the entire church family, our Deacons offer a ministry of love and hope during a time of bereavement.