All Souls Deacon Ministry

The Diaconate's ministry at All Souls Fellowship is about meeting felt needs through deeds (though not in deed alone). The primary work of the Diaconate is mercy; the primary mindset is that of a servant - one who understands deeply his/her own sin, the healing balm of the grace of God, and the benefit and need to offer the same to another. We move out into the body as servants of the church, ministering to the needs of the church family and those beyond. We listen to and pray with both members of the body and also those outside the body.

The Diaconate works hard to lend a hand in service to our community: to step in as an usher, to serve communion, to give visiting parents directions to the nursery, or to aid or comfort another sitting near us under conviction by the words they have heard that day. In particular, we serve by supporting those who find themselves in emergency or crisis situations as a result of unforeseen circumstance.

We also stand ready to support the community of Decatur at large by helping those who come to our church with immediate physical needs. As the church has grown, so have these opportunities to practice mercy. We desire to serve the church and the community around us in such a way that people are 1) attracted to Christ, 2) established in faith, 3) healed of their afflictions, and 4) equipped to minister.

If you are in need of assistance that the Diaconate can provide, please contact a member of the pastoral staff or your community group leader to initiate the support process. We would love to help carry the burden.

"Bear one another's burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ...So then, whenever we have an opportunity, let us work for the good of all, and especially for those of the family of faith." Galatians 6:2,10