Two Church Offices
There are two church offices described in the New Testament: Elders (pastors) and Deacons. Both roles are significant and necessary, yet distinct. Both are called to servant leadership, following the example of Christ. Elders serve by leading, whereas Deacons lead by serving. In other words, Elders are called to lead, make decisions, and provide the spiritual oversight and shepherding of the church body. Deacons are called to serve by coming alongside the Elders in helping carry out the ministries of the church, meeting tangible needs, providing role models and spiritual care, and helping maintain the unity of the church. The church needs godly men occupying both offices in order to be healthy.
Biblical Qualifications for Deacons
1 TIMOTHY 3:8-13
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
To learn more, read this article on The Biblical Qualifications & Responsibilities of Deacons from 9Marks Journal.
CURRENT DEACONS SERVING IN 2021
- Justin Dorton
- Jon Fike
- Will Gurley
- Edwin Kohn
- Chuck Spencer
- Ed Tatge
Names in bold are rotating off in 2022 (none)
NOMINATE A CANDIDATE FOR DEACON
Please submit all nominations by October 24, 2021.
Voting will take place during in-person services on December 5, 2021.