Qualifications of a Deacon

Shall give evidence of a Spirit-filled life. (Ephesians 5:18)

Shall be elected by the church. (Acts 6:1-6)

Shall set a high standard of separated Christian living: for example, shall not drink alcoholic beverage, smoke or attend questionable places of amusement. (I Timothy 4:12)

Shall be active and faithful to all major areas of church life. (Hebrews 10:25)

Shall not be a gossip. (I Timothy 3:8)

Shall believe in and practice “storehouse tithing.” (Malachi 3:10)

Shall have compassion for the lost and seek in his living and speech to win them to the Lord Jesus Christ. (Luke 19:10)

If married, the deacon’s home is to model faithfulness, leadership, and unity. (I Timothy 3:11-12)

Must believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, without error, the source of authority for precept and practice. (II Timothy 3:16)

Must believe in salvation by grace, through faith, on the basis of the substitutionary death of Christ for sinners. (John 3:16)

Must rule his children and his own house well. (I Timothy 3:12)

Shall do all in his power to create and preserve harmony in the church. (Ephesians 4:3; Acts 6:1-6)

Shall be able to keep, and have the reputation for keeping, in confidence those things which should not be discussed with others. (I Timothy 3:11)

Shall recognize the God-given spiritual leadership that is incumbent upon the office of a pastor and seek to serve under that leadership. (Hebrews 13:17)

Shall have been a member long enough for the church to examine his life.  Suggested minimum membership time is one year. (I Timothy 3:10)

 

Currently Serving as Deacons:

Shane Babcock (Rotating off)
Steve Byas
John Fearnside (Rotating off)
Doug Fisher
Bob Gleason
Wade Spear
Cleo Templin
Jimmy Vasquez (Rotating off)