The word translated “deacon” literally means servant, which is exactly what deacons do. The Deacons at NPHX Church serve the pastors, the elders, the staff and the congregation by tending to the practical and logistical needs of the church. A deacon is an individual who meets certain character requirements and is set apart by the church in order to handle specific physical needs or ministerial endeavors (see Acts 6:1-7; 1 Timothy 3:8-13).
Deacons humbly serve the congregation by ensuring practical matters are met. In so doing, they free the pastors from doing these tasks so that they can devote themselves to teaching, praying, and leading.