The Board of Deacons service
1- Serving on the board of deacons is not different from any other church service, each board member serves each church member in humility and self-denial
2- Although the board of deacons’ responsibility is administrative and financial, it must be performed in a spiritual way.
3- The congregation’s responsibility in choosing is serious and must be done in a spiritual way by raising our hearts to God, asking the guidance of the Holy Spirit, avoiding social compliments, conglomeration, and partiality.
4- The board of deacons is chosen by nomination. The Bishop will choose the board from among those who received the highest number of votes in the nominations.
5- The spiritual father puts the nominations in front of God in the prayers and liturgies seeking God’s rather than his personal choice.
6- It is important to represent all sectors of the congregation in the board of deacons (i.e. church education, women, social service, youth, deacons, etc. )
7- Those who have been chosen for serving on the board should understand that the work is that of God; therefore, it must be accomplished with honesty and sacrifice