The purpose of the Deacons' Ministry is to serve the Lord and His Church by assisting the Pastor in meeting the spiritual and physical needs of the Church. They assist by caring for the poor, the sick, the preparation and administration of the Ordinances; service of the Communion and Baptism; and in ministering to the spiritual interests of families in the Church and community. Jesus’ life is the model for the Deacon. In Mark 10:45, Jesus said, “I came not to be served, but to serve.” Deacons exist to serve God and the Church.
The Board of Trustees controls and directs legal affairs of the Church. The Board of Trustees has responsibility for property decisions, as well. As a practical matter, the Board of Trustees handles the purchase and sale of property for the Church, the coordination of management of rentals owned by the church, and the retention of legal counsel for the Church. In short, the Board of Trustees is the governance arm of Church leadership, and provides oversight of any Church matters that have financial or legal implications.
The mission of the Deaconess Ministry is to meet the needs of the Zion Baptist Church, under the spiritual guidance of the Pastor by promoting the spiritual growth in the Church.
The purpose of the Deaconess Ministry is to care for and assist the needs of the overall congregation.
“I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deaconess of the church at Cenchreae, that you may receive her in the Lord as befits the saints, and help her in whatever she may require from you, for she has been a helper of many and of myself as well” (Rom. 16:1, 2, RSV).
The duties of the Deaconess Ministry are:
- Take care of the communion cloths, clean, prepare, and restore the utensils used after each Communion Service.
- Overseer the dressing of the Baptismal Candidates for baptism; Keep an account of the use and return of laundry of the Baptism attire.
- Prepare and serve the Repast Dinner for our bereaved families.
- Give counsel and serve as role models for the young ladies of the church and the community.
- Support the Pastor and the vision of the ministry.
The Deaconess Ministry meets the Saturday before the second Sunday in each month at 10:00.
The Missionaries Ministry exists to mobilize people to fulfill the Great Commission. It is their desire to make Christ known and minister in His name in the community, the country, and on other continents. We stress identifying that Christianity and Mission work together, reaching out to those who are in need demonstrating the love of Christ.
The Evangelism Ministry exist to aid in equipping the church and supporting the Pastor in Fulfilling the Great Command of Jesus. (Matthew 28:19-20) “Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.” This ministry provides learning opportunities to strengthen and equip Zion Baptist Church disciples biblically and scripturally to empower them for telling others about Jesus Christ.
Family Health Ministry
The purpose of this ministry is also its mission, which is to serve God, our church family and our community through an organizational team membership of compassionate and Christian health care professionals by providing medical assistance to those in need.
Golden Age Ministry
This ministry exits to provide a wholesome outlet for Senior Members of the Zion Baptist Church. This Ministry affords them the opportunities to receive information that will help in gaining the best quality of life and enjoyment with their peers. The mission of this ministry is to offer fellowship, empowerment, encouragement, friendship, compassion and an opportunity for outreach inside and outside the walls of the Zion Baptist Church.