The Acolytes purpose is to help the congregation in the focusing of worship of God Almighty. There are three ranks of office in the class: Stolebearers, Senior Acolytes and Junior Acolytes based on leadership ability, participation, responsibility, dependability and completion of requirements.
The Stolebearers supervise the week-to-week activities of the Class. They will read Scripture, lead the congregation in any Confession of Faith, present the offering and perform any of the duties of the Class, including the preparation of the Chancel area. The Senior Acolytes bear the cross in processionals, recessionals, and at baptisms, present the offering and perform any of the duties of the Junior Acolytes as necessary. Junior Acolytes bring the light of Christ into the sanctuary.
Junior Acolyte Initiates must be eight years and older. Junior Acolytes must be 10 years and older. Senior Acolytes must have three years experience and completion of requirements. Stolebearers must have six years of experience and completion of requirements. Acolytes should attend church and Sunday School regularly.