Ellen White Estates:
What does Ellen White teaching say on responsibilities of a deaconess in the church. What are their duties and roll? Should a deaconess take or assume the roll of a deacon? If so, in what situations should a deaconess assume leadership of a deacon? If there are any?
I need a response as soon as possible.
Dear Sister ___________,
Thank you for contacting the Ellen G. White Estate. I'm not aware that Mrs. White has addressed this question. There are three places I would look for information about the work of a deaconess: the Church Manual, the Minister's Handbook, and my local conference office (which may have materials prepared on the job descriptions of the various church officers).
If there are special needs in your church or special situations, you might do well to counsel with your conference leadership about how best to address them.
I hope this is helpful. Thank you for writing, and God bless!
William Fagal, Director
Ellen G. White Estate Branch Office
Berrien Springs, MI 49104-1400 USA
Phone: 616 471-3209
FAX: 616 471-2646
Website: www.WhiteEstate.org or www.egwestate.andrews.edu