The Deacons purpose is to function as servants of our Lord Jesus Christ serving in and through the church as partners with the Pastor in enabling the church to fulfill its Kingdom agenda.
"Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life as a ransom for many." Matthew 20:28 (NIV)
The Deacons of New Jerusalem Baptist Church is led to please God by serving as ministers who seek to meet specific needs in the congregation according to their individual gifts and abilities.
Biblical passages of the New Testament on our Deacons
“And in those days, when the number of disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministrations. 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. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom that we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the Word.’ And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a proselyte of Antioch: Whom they set before the apostles: and when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them. And the word of God increased; and the number of the disciples multiplied in Jerusalem greatly; and a great company of the priests were obedient to the faith” (KJV)
I TIMOTHY 3:8-13
“Likewise must the Deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a Deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Let the Deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a Deacon will purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.” (KJV)
Related passages for reference to the call for servant leadership in the church are found in Titus l:5-9; Galatians 5:16, 22-24; Ephesians 4:1-7, 11-16, 25-32; Philippians 2:1-11; and Colossians 3:1-4, 12-17.