Offices and Supervision of Doctrine

The Office of Deacon

The specific duties of the office of deacon are to see to the good progress of the service of charity in the congregation; to acquaint themselves with existing needs and difficulties and exhort the members of Christ’s body to show mercy; and further, to gather and manage the offerings and distribute them in Christ’s Name according to need. They shall encourage and comfort with the Word of God those who receive the gifts of Christ’s love, and promote with word and deed the unity and fellowship in the Holy Spirit which the congregation enjoys at the table of the Lord. 

Kerkorde CanRC (1985)



Taak van de diaken

Kerkorde FRCA (2003) 21
Kerkorde GKN (1905) Art. 25
Kerkorde GKv (1978) Art. 22
Kerkorde RCNZ (1977) Art. 24
Kerkorde VGKSA (2005) 22

Oene, W.W.J. van (1990) Art. 23