Eleven Deacons are part of the dynamic leadership team that operates alongside Amanda (Senior Minister) in shaping the spiritual growth and hands-on running of the church. The Deacons meet regularly to bring the needs of the Church to God in prayer and to encourage each other. They take an active part in the Sunday services whether leading, giving talks, serving communion or acting as Duty Deacon to deal with the unexpected! In addition, deacons head up ministry squads that cover all aspects of church life.
I am the Finance Trustee for the church, working with a team of dedicated volunteers that make up the Finance Team. Together we manage all aspects of the church finances and giving to Enfield Baptist Church.
I’m part of the Community Squad with Kate Solomon and we are responsible for looking outside our church community to see how we can help serve our local community. We have responsibility for running our winter night shelter along with other Enfield churches and local charity All People All Places. We are also looking into other ways that we, as a church community, can support the homeless.
I am in charge of PA and IT along with Dennis Muriu. My main role is sorting out the PA rota and replacing any broken equipment. I also update any technological equipment when necessary.
With Liz Marnham, I am a member of the Admin Squad and act as officer for the Deacons' meetings. I am also involved in HR activities for the church, particularly in the area of staff recruitment and organisation structure.
My particular role is to organise and manage the Prayer Text Service and support prayer initiatives as organised by Amanda. Anyone who feels the need for prayer can text the number and a group of people are there ready to pray confidentially for you.
I'm the Administration Trustee, I manage the duty deacon rota, liaise with the keeper of the membership roll and the church directory. I also dip into governance (e.g. managing elections) and HR.
I am part of the Technology Squad alongside Martin Cody. We are responsible for looking after and maintaining the sound system and the screen projection system used in the church. We are also tasked into looking at ways to improve existing equipment and technology used in the church building.
I represent Enfield Baptist Church in oversight of the Enfield Family Contact Centre held here on Saturday afternoons. Along with Michelle Briers, I organise and run the Winter Night Respite outreach from January to April each year in cooperation with the All People All Places (APAP) Charity.
I am responsible for arranging who will lead the congregational prayers on a Sunday morning. I am also 'deacon with responsibility for housegroups'. We have over a dozen groups meeting most weeks, and I liaise with them re new members. I also keep in touch with the leaders to see how their group is doing, and whether they need any support from me.