The definition of “deacon” simply means “minister” or “servant”. It is used often in the New Testament in the general sense of one who serves or ministers. However, in a few passages it is used to refer to those occupying a particular position of service in the early church. Working as a church deacon can be a very rewarding experience, it allows someone the opportunity to get involved in the church in a very special way. The office of the church deacon is one of ministry and service to Jesus Christ through His church. This is not an office or position given to someone to honor him.