Deaconesses are to do their part in caring for the sick, the needy and the unfortunate, cooperating with the deacons in this work. The duties of the deaconess also include:
- Prepare the bread for the Lord's Supper
- Assist in the ordiance of foot-washing.
- Assist at the baptismal services ie. suitable garments for baptism are ready.
- Assist with funerals and repasts
- Train future deaconess