The Deacon Ministry has as its primary objective to serve the Lord as it fulfills the mission and vision of the Oak Shade Baptist Church. The Deacons Ministry is actively involved in some way as a part of all seven areas of the vision, in as much as it assists the Pastor and serves in a spiritual advisory role to all of the ministries in the church. These men are elected by the membership and are considered a key part of the official board of the Church.
Activities currently being conducted by the Deacon Ministry are:
• A deacon is responsible for providing spiritual advice and direction as required to each ministry in the church.
• Conducts an active family ministry, by being in regular contact with every member in the church.
• Lead the devotional service for most services
• Provide assistance to the pastor in any area requested by him.
• Serving communion to the membership (to include home visits for the sick & shut-in)
• Preparing candidates for baptism
• Teaching the new members class
• Hospital visitation
Oak Shade Baptist Church - 3287 Old Catlett Rd - Catlett, VA 20119 - (540) 788-4160