How Deacons Serve at FBC: The Deacon body serves alongside the pastors as officers of the church to help meet the physical needs of the congregation. Specifically, they assist in serving communion, baptism, offertory prayer, and as committee chairs, as well as helping to care for widows and other members in need.
How Can a Church Member Nominate a Man for Deacon Ministry? Each September, Deacon nomination sheets are placed in the bulletin for any member to add the name of a man who has been a member for over one year, actively participates in the life of the church by attending worship services and participating in Sunday School, a faithful giver, demonstrates a servant’s heart, and is engaged in any of the ministries of the church. Each name is then considered by the Deacon Nominating Committee through interviews and a home visit. Deacon nominees are then finalized and voted on in the October Deacon’s meeting. These recommendations are then presented to the whole church body for a vote at an upcoming members’ meeting.
Qualifications for Deacons: “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.” 1 Tim.3:8-12
Any questions concerning Deacon Ministry or Deacon nominations may be directed to the Deacon Chair:
- Erwin Anderson
- Larry Blanchard
- Ken Calvert
- Curtis Baker
- Clarence Evans
- Charles Lane
- Ned Lindsey Smith
- Malcolm Watson