Deacon Care Groups

 
The Bible documents Paul’s letter of instruction to his young apprentice Timothy in the evaluation of candidates to serve as deacons in
1 Timothy 3:8-11:
(8) Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
(9) Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
(10) And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 
(11) Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 
 
As early as A.D. 60, the office of deacon was well-established, as evidenced by Paul’s opening address in his letter to the Philippians in 
Phil. 1:1:
(1) Paul and Timotheus, the servants of Jesus Christ, to all the saints in Christ Jesus which are at Philippi, with the bishops and deacons:
 
The nearest word we have to the original diakoneo is “servant.”
 
Acts 6:1-3 details how the Apostles, busy with the growth of the new church, called for the selection from the church body of seven men of good character to take over the benevolence ministry – the caring ministry – visiting the sick, feeding the hungry, providing for the needs which are presented to the church, and in general being alert to the spiritual needs of the congregation. 
(1) And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration.
(2) Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
(3) Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. 
 
Deacons free the the pastoral staff to focus on prayer and the ministry of the Word, promoting unity within the church, and facilitating the spread of the gospel.
 
In addition to being “go to” resources for the congregation on any issues, all members of Cape Charles Baptist Church are assigned a deacon. The deacon’s responsibility is to get to know the member and family, help them contribute to the church body and take advantage of all the church has to offer. If a member wants a particular deacon to be his/her assigned deacon, he/she may request that assignment, but since an attempt is made to have the membership roll divided equally among the deacons, that may not be possible in all cases. If you would like to explore this further, please contact the pastor or any of the deacons.

A detailed list of all deacons, along with contact information can be found in the About section of this website by clicking the link and scrolling down. 
 
We look forward to getting to know you more.