Deacon Gift Based Ministry
|Hospital Visitation Team: The hospital visitation is the personal contact to a hospital patient for the purpose of encouragement, prayer and spiritual blessing. The aim is at least one visit per week from this team to any member of the church or prospect that is experiencing hospitalization. Devotionals and other literature may be brought, but a short friendly visit and a time of prayer is the focus.
CONTACT: Mason Collins
Homebound and Nursing Home Team: Homebound and Nursing Home Team is the periodic visit with members of the church confined to their home or a resident of a nursing home because of age, illness, or other infirmity. The purpose of the visit is to inform of church news, to share spiritual blessings, to discover practical needs, and to support prayerfully the confined church member. Offer to serve communion each time the church observes the Lord’s Supper.
CONTACT: Lee Greenspan
Grief Recovery Team: Grief recovery is the personal support during the time of death in the church family. Contacts may include visits to the family before the funeral, visits to the funeral home or contacts at home after the funeral. The purpose is to communicate compassion of the church family as the member faces grief.
CONTACT: Gene Blackmon
New Member Orientation (Assimilation)/Member Reclamation Team: New member orientation is the personal contact to inform a new member about the church and its ministry. This contact may include the invitation to various activities of the church and the offer of the deacon’s help in assisting the new member to become involved in the life of the church. Members who have stopped attending will be visited.
CONTACT: Donal Wright
Prospective/Evangelism Visitation Team: Prospect visitation is the weekly cultivation of prospects for the church through visitation. Responsibilities include promotion and enlistment of others to assist as well as making visits. Evangelism is the sharing of the gospel of Jesus Christ with those who are not believers. Responsibilities include developing witness training opportunities and coordinating witnessing efforts within the community. Determines what records need to be kept in connection with the team’s activities.
CONTACT: Russ Courtney
Family Services/Kings Karpenters Team: Responsibility to determine needs of members that are unable to keep up maintenance of their homes due to poor health, age or finances. The work is to be done within the talents and abilities of team members working with the present Kings Karpenter group.
CONTACT: Roy Austin
Security Team: The security team works for the safety and protection of members as they come to church. Responsibilities include not only protection from crime, but also protection from physical injury caused by physical problems in the buildings and on the grounds. Traffic problems should also be addressed. Administer the security program adopted by the church.
CONTACT: Michael Rue
Leadership Development Team: Leadership development is the training of deacons in the various aspects of deacon ministry to keep deacons informed and equipped for ministry and spiritual leadership. This team will be responsible for deacon retreats as well as short term training courses. They also inform the deacons of denominational and other training opportunities.
CONTACT: Wayne Carey
Transportation Team: The purpose if the Transportation Ministry is to provide transportation for the church members who do not have the means to get to and from the services of the church.
CONTACT: Myron Pritchard
2012 First Baptist Church of North Myrtle Beach