Sometimes at church we throw around words that mean a lot to us—but they may not mean much to you. This month, I’d like to share a glossary of church words and terms to help you better understand what we say and do.
The word deacon is one of those words that we have a lot of baggage attached to and it is difficult for us to go back to the Bible for our understanding. What pops into our minds when a word is used is conditioned by our own experiences and background. Pastor is one of those words. When the word is used a certain idea, based on past experiences, pops into our minds. Depending on our background the word deacon is likewise fraught with imbedded ideas.