Deacon Ministry

QUALIFICATIONS OF A DEACON

The word “deacon” means servant or minister and came to be used by the church to designate a special position in the church.  The deaconship, therefore, signifies a position of special Christian service.  Both the Scripture and the dignity of the office demand a person of the highest spiritual, moral and practical qualifications:

I.          SPIRITUAL QUALIFICATIONS  (ACTS 6:1-6)

            A.        Full of the Holy Spirit
            B.        Full of wisdom
            C.        Full of faith

II.         MORAL QUALIFICATIONS  (I TIMOTHY 3: 8-10, 12-13)

            A.        Worthy of respect 
            B.        Sincere
            C.        Not indulging in much wine 
            D.        Not pursuing dishonest gain
            E.        The husband of one wife
            F.         Manages his children and household well

III.        QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE WIFE OF A DEACON  (I TIMOTHY 3:11)

            A.        Worthy of  respect 
            B.        Not malicious talker 
            D.        Temperate 
            F.         Trustworthy in everything

IV.       PRACTICAL DUTIES

            A.        Loyal support of the pastor and staff
            B.        Faithful attendance at the services of the church
            C.        Encouragement of and participation in the organizations of the church -
                        Sunday School, Music, Church Training, Outreach, Prayer Room, etc.
            D.        "A consistent commitment to stewardship shall be attested by the
                        Deacon's example of tithing to the Church." 
                        (from the Church Constitution)
            E.        Personal evangelism among the lost and visitation of the
                        sick, shut-ins and indifferent of the membership
            F.         Regular attendance at the meetings of the deacons
            G.        Assistance with new member assimilation
            H.        Participation in the "Deacons of the Week" assignments

Deacon Calendar & Groups

Next Deacon Meeting - July 14, 2020 (virtual)

2020 Deacon Groups

2020 Deacon Group Calendar

Deacon Manual

Group Sign Up Links

Groups are currently meeting virtually and making calls.  Watch for communications from Deacon Vice Chair when your week of service is scheduled.

Contact Deacon Officer

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