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Why do some churches have deaconesses?

Submitted: 7/18/2008
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Question: Why do some churches have deaconesses?

Answer: We have no way of answering this question, since we do not know what churches you are speaking of and what their reasons might be. You may want to address your question to the leaders of the churches that have deaconesses. Keep in mind that the word 'deaconess' simply means a female servant. In the Bible the appointed deacons (servants) were always men, but even though everyone does not serve in this appointed role, every believer is expected to be a servant of the Lord.