We are asking our church family for recommendations of men within our membership who have the biblical qualifications to fill the role of deacon. Forms outlining qualifications and responsibilities are available below.
Deadline for submissions is July 24.
Deacon Position Description
Deacons shall be selected from the male members of the Church. They shall strive by God’s grace to live and serve in keeping with the standards for their particular office as found in the Word of God:
8 Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money, 9 holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience. 10 But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless. 11 Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 3:8-13)
Term and Responsibilities
Deacons shall serve three-year terms and may succeed themselves upon the recommendation of the Pastors and the officers of the Deacons (following a one-year Sabbatical from active deacon service). The three-year term shall begin as soon as ordination and/or installation are completed (2nd week of September).
The Pastors, in consultation with Deacon leadership, shall determine the number of Deacons needed each year to serve the church body.
Selection shall be held annually, and the Pastors will supervise the selection process, with the congregation confirming those who are recommended to service by the Pastors and Deacons.
Deacons are servant-leaders of the Church. Their responsibilities include: assisting in the ordinances of the Lord’s Supper and baptism, hospital visitation, care for widows/widowers, homebound ministry, prayer ministry involvement, and other areas of service as needed to free the Pastors for the ministry of the Word and prayer (Acts 6).