Biblical Qualifications

The word “deacon” mans 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 higheset 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 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, Discipleship, Outreach, Prayer Room, etc.
            D.       A consistent commitment to stewardship shall be attested by the 
                     Deacon's example of tithing to the Church.
            E.        Personal evangelism among the lost and visitation of the sick, shut-ins 
                       and different 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