Deacons

Deacons Mission Statement

“The Deacon body will serve the church by freeing the pastors for studying the word, by being purposeful in evangelism, by modeling Godly character and by fulfilling a servant leadership role.”

Deacon Qualifications:

  • Key Scriptures: Acts 6:2-6 and 1 Timothy 3:8-12
  • Stimulate unity: Acts 6:1
  • Servant Heart: Acts 6:1-3
  • Support the Pastors: Acts 6:2-4
  • Walk with God: Full of the Spirit, Wise, Life demonstrates his walk
  • Man’s Character: worthy of respect, sincere, honest, manage home

Clarifications:

1 Timothy 3:12 – “husband of only one wife”
Does not mean he must never have been divorced. The phrase means that he is a one-woman man. A one-woman man is a man devoted in his heart and mind to the woman who is his wife. He love and desires only her. He maintains sexual purity in both his thought life and his conduct.

1 Timothy 3:8 – “not indulging in much wine”
We believe that, while the Bible does not prohibit the consumption of alcohol, the statement “not indulging in much wine,” is a strong warning of the negative effects. Since the testimony of a deacon is vital to his ministry, and since the consumption of alcoholic beverages is a potential stumbling block for others, we believe that abstinence from alcohol is appropriate for a deacon.

1 Timothy 3:8 – “not pursuing dishonest gain”
The fundamental truth is that God owns it all. Christians are simply manager of those resources that He has given. We believe that the principle of tithing is to acknowledge God’s ownership of all we possess. As committed Christians, we should be committed to growth in giving and to support of the Lord’s work through the local church. Each deacon is strongly encouraged to tithe as an outward expression of his inward commitment to God.

Deacon Ministries:

  • Lord’s Supper Assignments
  • Lord’s Supper Elements
  • Homebound Communion
  • Decision Counseling
  • Bereavement Cards
  • Hospital Visitation
  • Baptism Coordinator
  • Car Care Ministry
  • Home Care Ministry
  • Widow/Widowers List
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