Deacons

“The office of Deacons, as elected according to the Word of God and the manner of the Branham Tabernacle, is to act as an office of spiritual assistance to the pastors. They are to assist the pastors on all of his spiritual activities. They are given free speech in presenting to the pastors any program or benefits that would bless the general and spiritual welfare of the church. They must be apt to teach, and ready to assist the pastor or associate pastor on every duty if called to do so. They shall police the church, in keeping civil order and conduct. They shall assist in taking local offerings. They shall oversee the spiritual conduct of the church in working with pastor and one another on spiritual problems and matters of the saints. They shall be ready at anytime to assist the need of every saint who is burdened and in need of spiritual consultation, or general welfare. They have not the right to act upon any program or promotion without agreement with one another, the pastor or the trustees if the program they are considering doing involves church funds. They will be responsible before God for their conduct and manner of service, according to the Word of God. They shall not have a meeting among themselves without the pastor or associate pastor present”

Excerpts from Brother Branham

Trustees

 

“This body of men shall govern the welfare of the church as a business group. They are elected to protect the church in its financial matters, its business investments, the supervision of its properties and the expenditures. They shall strongly consider every move of progress, step by step, which involves church funds. For they shall be responsible to keep the church from indebtedness, and the saints from burdens that are too great to bear financially. In the undertaking of any project, regardless what it is, they are to bring the matter to the pastor. Consultation by the pastor for every project the church wishes to invest or engage itself therein is absolutely required.””

Excerpts from Brother Branham

Treasurer

“The responsibility of the treasurer is to provide an exact account of the financial status of the present funds in the treasury. This report is to be made available to the pastor or the Board of Trustees upon their request of such a report. No other office in the church may have access to this information. The treasurer shall sit in on every trustee meeting to take notes and minutes of actions taken by the Board of Trustees. He has not the authority to convey or acknowledge the financial status information to any acting office in the church but the pastor or Board of Trustees. He shall not be a consultant in spiritual matters, not is it of need that he should attend meetings of deacons unless asked to by the pastor.”

Excerpts from Brother Branham

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