Deaconesses and deacons serve in a wide variety of Christian ministries around the corner and around the globe. There is no one job description, but the heart of all diaconal ministry is faith and service in Christ. Here are just a few examples of how a deaconess or deacon might act as a servant leader. 

  • Congregational role such as youth or music director
  • Church administration
  • Health professional - doctors, nurse, therapist
  • Hospital and hospice chaplain and counselor
  • Teacher and professor
  • Spiritual director
  • College campus minister
  • Non-profit administrator
  • Lawyer and advocate
  • Oversees, inner city and rural missionary