Deacon Emeritus

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  1. bobbyd

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    We've got a 90 year old deacon who has moved with his wife to an assisted living facility in a nearby town and have also moved their membership to the church that is next door to where they live. I would like to honor him/her for their time of service with us by having him named as an honorary "Deacon Emeritus". Has anyone else honored a deacon at their church in this way?
     
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    What is a title at 90 years old?

    Honor him by throwing a big bash at the nursing home and minister to the people there! That would be an honor.
     
  3. USN2Pulpit

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    We've done that before - for about the same reasons. We wanted to thank God for this man's service, and in so doing, encourage the man himself. This served not only as a "thank you," but also a testimony from a life of service to all who were gathered.
     
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    Concur. It's a nice touch in life and looks good in the obit.
     
  5. rbell

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    OK, this reminds me of a quote...THAT IS NOT GERMANE TO THIS INDIVIDUAL...


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    Anyways, I concur w/ the Squire.
     
  6. Tom Bryant

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    I like the party idea for him. It would show that he is not forgotten.

    Can you name someone as a deacon emeritus who is not a member of your church?
     
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    Throw a party for him and at the same time give him a nice plaque.
     
  8. Bible Believing Bill

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    I agree with Tom. This man should be recognized for the years of service he gave your church. However if he has moved his membership I am not sure it is appropriate to give him any type of title, honorary or not.


    Bill
     
  9. Salty

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    Are we all invited to come!!:1_grouphug: :thumbs: Just let us know the date and address:saint:
     
  10. Squire Robertsson

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    One way of handleing this matter is to make it a joint declaration. The originating church takes the inital action the new church accepts it. Remember, the title has no force in the man's new church. He's DE of Old Baptist church not DE of New Baptist.
     
  11. webdog

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    We have an elder emeritus, but he's still a member of our church.
     
  12. queenbee

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    I agree with Squire on this one. Do both - honorary title and party!
     

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