The March before my confirmation I was approached by a women that I recognized from the church community, but who I didn't know. She told me her name, she also told me that she was the senior deacon for the church and asked me if I would like to join the board after my confirmation in the spring. When I heard this news my response wasn't as immediate as I wish I had made it. I told her thank you for asking me and that I would think about it..
The truth was that I had no idea what a deacon was or what they are supposed to do. As soon as I got home I "googled" it. I found out a lot of useless information about what deacons do and the importance of them to the church. Yet I still didn't understand why I was asked to be one...
A few days later I got a call from my church from Gary, one of my ministers. He helped me to decide that becoming a deacon would be a great move for me, and that I would be a great addition to the group. He told me that all the deacons voted about letting me on board and that the vote was unanimous.
That sealed my decision. I became a deacon. Now, I am serving my third term and loving it. I definitely made the right decision.