Deaconesses and deacons serve in a wide variety of Christian ministries. 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.
To see where diaconal servants are located and find examples of servant ministry, see the map at Faces and Places of Ministry.
- 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