Dear Church Family,
I want to say thank you for a wonderful 10th anniversary celebration. The service was great and the food was fantastic. Have you ever seen so much food in your life? I would love to hear your feedback about the whole day. Please use this comment section to tell us what you thought.
The service this Sunday will be a little different because this is our Deacon Servant Ordination Service. The Deacon servant role is based off the installation of the very first deacon servants in Acts 6:1-7. The role of a Deacon Servant here is different than in many other churches. The Deacon Servants are not a board which makes decisions; in fact, they hold no power at all here. Instead, the Deacon Servants are people called to serve. They are given two main tasks: the first is to help in the personal care ministry of the church and the second is to unify the church in the midst of dispute or despair.
The other significant difference between a typical deacon board and our Deacon Servant ministry is that both men and women are called to serve. With that said, we have two women rolling off: Eugenia McDilda and Shirley Odum. Thank you ladies for your tireless efforts and service to this community. And I am proud to say that we are ordaining a new female deacon servant this week, Mrs. Chris Rustin, and we are installing Mr. Derrell Lynn back into this servant leadership position. Please prepare your heart for this important service.
One last note...all of us, whether we are called as deacon servants or not, are called to serve. My question for you to ponder this week is this: what are you doing to serve others in Jesus name?
Have a great week,
Rev. Steve Ayers, Jr. began serving as pastor for The Oaks Baptist Church on June 27, 2016. He and his wife Rebekah along with their two twin boys Luke and Silas have become an important part of the church. Their warm and loving spirits as well as the boys have captured the hearts of many at the church.