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Diaconate

Diaconate

The mission of the Diaconate is to minister to those in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress, and to equip the church to extend mercy and justice to our neighbors in Astoria.

"A Diaconate is a team of church members set apart for service within their congregation and community.  In the words of our denominational guidebook, members of a diaconal team are responsible "to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress."  In other words, the role of the Diaconate is to lead a congregation in its ministries of mercy."  Pastor David Ellis

There are three arms to the Diaconate: Outreach, Helps, and Mercy Carework. 

The mission of the Outreach team is to equip the church to extend mercy and justice to our neighbors in Astoria. 

The mission of the Helps team is to coordinate practical help for those who need it in a way that points them to Christ.

The mission of Mercy Carework is to come alongside those in our congregation and connected to our outreach ministires to wholistically care for them in the midst of their financial, emotional and spiritual needs.  

Email diaconate@astoriachurch.org to serve on the Outreach and/or Helps teams as well as to request assistance from the Helps and/or Mercy Carework teams.