Deacons Resources

If you have a question about any of the Deacons Resources on this page, please contact Pam Collins, 713.957.5851.

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    Deacon Christmas Party

    dic, 07 2019 @ 6:00 pm - The Loop Campus (Fellowship Ctr)

Safety Patrol

Download the Safety Patrol schedule to see when you'll serve next! Please find your name on the attached schedule and mark your calendar.

PATROL SCHEDULE

Deacon Nomination

Thank you for your interest in nominating someone to serve our church as a Deacon. Any member of Houston’s First may recommend a new Deacon candidate from the church family at any time. You can use either the downloadable PDF form or the convenient online form below. Either way, submitting this nomination is an important responsibility, so please keep the following in mind:

  • Refer to I Timothy 3:8-12 for Deacon qualifications and prayerfully consider your recommendation.
  • Do not inform the candidate of this recommendation. The candidate will be contacted by the New Deacons Committee (NDC) if and when it becomes appropriate.
  • Complete as much of the form as you can from your personal knowledge. Do not worry about leaving some blank spaces. The NDC will follow up.
  • For the printed form, use the reverse side or additional pages if necessary.

Deacon Nomination Form Download Form

Online submission is the preferred method for nominating a candidate. Fill out the form above to submit your nomination. When completed, an email will be sent to you from the Pastor's office confirming your submission.

Mail-In Submission

Print the PDF form, fill it out, and return it to the address below. Use additional pages if necessary.

Charles R. Poor
Houston's First Baptist Church
7401 Katy Freeway
Houston, TX 77024

Widow Care Ministry

Each deacon is to minister to those in need.

"Give proper recognition to those widows who are really in need." 1 Tim 5:3

Scope

Widows are an important ministry of the deacons. Widow assignments are given by the Widow Care Deacon Coordinator, Dan Craig. When a widow is added to the church roster, he will locate a deacon who lives close to the widow and is available to minister. Available means able to serve, and normally less than three widows, although some have more. After approval from Pastoral Care the deacon will be contacted to verify his availability and given the assignment. After acceptance of the assignment, the deacons name will be added to the widow’s ROCK profile under [Pastoral].

Because of the sensitivity of the loss of a lifetime companion, deacons must go through orientation training with Pastoral Care to learn what to say and what not to say and importance of regular contacts.

Accountability

Pastoral Care oversees care of the widows.

Widow Care Reporting Forms:

For deacons who have been assigned a widow,

  1. Download the WidowReportingForms.zip to a folder on your computer.
  2. Unzip the files.
  3. Read and follow the Best Practices.
  4. Every time you visit your widow, whether by personal visit, phone, email, mail, or event; fill in the widow reporting form.
  5. Save it on your computer under a different file name, e.g. WidowName190331(yymmdd).pdf.
  6. Determine if there are additional needs that can be handled by others such as MenServe and fill in the widow request for care form.
  7. Email or fax a copy of the reports to pastoral care.
  8. If MenServe is needed, help the widow fill in the WidowRequestForMenServe.pdf, so she can send it to Pastoral Care and be put on the list 30 days before the next event.

If you have difficulty opening the forms or need help contact Dan Craig, Dan.Craig@HoustonsFirst.org home 281-496-1750, cell 281-382-7951.

Download Forms

Meet Our Staff

Deacon Support Team
Craig Bloodworth
CB

Craig Bloodworth

Deacon Chairman
Charles Poor
CP

Charles Poor

Minister of Counseling Emeritus & Staff Liaison to Deacons
Pam Collins
PC

Pam Collins

Admin Asst. to Gregg Matte
Craig Bloodworth
CB

Craig Bloodworth

Deacon Chairman
Charles Poor
CP

Charles Poor

Minister of Counseling Emeritus & Staff Liaison to Deacons
Pam Collins
PC

Pam Collins

Admin Asst. to Gregg Matte