The Greater South Central Missionary Baptist Church Deacon Ministry's primary purpose is to nurture and strengthen families in the Lord. The work of the deacon is an extension of the Pastor's ministry to love and care for families, and to serve as ministers of mercy to the congregation.
Deacons are also involved in the administration of the two ordinances of the church, Baptism and the Lord's Supper. Deacons are recommended by the Deacon Chairman and members of the Deacon's Ministry and appointed by the Pastor.
The primary purpose of the Greater South Central Missionary Baptist Church Deacon Ministry is to first and foremost support the mission and vision of the Church and the Pastor.
Deacons are called to be dedicated caregivers who use their spiritual gifts in a shared ministry of concern for the total well-being of God's people. Deacons are to be Christ-like, welcoming, nurturing, reconciling, sensitive to the presence of God's Spirit in their lives and in the lives of others, and witnessing for Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord within and beyond the Body of Christ, the Church
The primary goals of the Deacon Ministry is to serve the Lord by conducting the caring ministry of the Church in the following areas:
- Doing The Benevolence Work,
- Visiting The Sick,
- Being Alert To The Spiritual Needs Of The Congregation - For The Purposes Of freeing 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.