The Diaconate (Board of Deacons) of Twelfth Street Christian Church prayfully collaborates with the Pastor and the Board of Elders to promote the growth and welfare of the Church and the fulfillment of its mission. The Board of Deacons is charged to encourage the church on the Bible's teachings of "the priesthood of all believers" whereas, every Christian has a ministry to perform to advance the Kingdom of God. The Board of Deacons, by word and deed, helps to lead the missionary, evangelical, educational, and stewardship responsibilities of our Church. Our Deacons prepare and serve holy communion every Sunday as it is our custom. In addition, our Deacons give counsel and service to the business affairs and program activities of the Church and assist in the ministry to the sick and grieved.