Church deacons: Effective deacon ministry must be spirit-empowered.

“You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had. Though he was God, he did not think of equality with God as something to cling to. Instead, he gave up his divine privileges; he took the humble position of a slave and was born as a human being.”   

Philippians 2:5-7a 

And so, brothers, select seven men who are well respected and are full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will give them this responsibility.  Then we apostles can spend our time in prayer and teaching the word.”  

Acts 6:3-4  


• Praise God for who He is 

• Confess your sinfulness and need for cleansing 

• Allow His Spirit to draw you near 

• Listen as He speaks to you 


• Fill each deacon with His Holy Spirit 

• Remind every deacon of His great love for them 

• Help them to see hindrances in their lives to their work with Him 

• Help them understand how important they are for the health of the church 

• Give them a deep thirst for the things of God 

• Give them great wisdom as they minister to the church family 

• Surround them and their families with His protecting angels 


• Thank God for hearing you 

• Trust that God is at work to accomplish His will 

Optional Readings 

1 Timothy 3:8-13