Qualifications of a Deacon

Pray first then vote for men who have these qualifications for Deacon:                             {Taken from the November 23, 2014 message titled Qualifications of a Deacon (click on the underlined title, it is a direct link to the video) “Qualifications of a Deacon” Number 3, of a 3-Part Mini Series that began on November 6, 2014.}

Worthy of Respect.                                                                                                                                Straight Talker.                                                                                                                                         Not addicted but in control of alcohol.                                                                                          Not using their role for gain.                                                                                                                  Holding Christ with proper motives.                                                                                        Husband of one wife (at a time).                                                                                                  Good household manager.                                                                                                             Others focused.                                                                                                                              Powered by God and He receives glory.                                                                                Practical in their service.                                                                                                            Serving under God.                                                                                                                      Leading by example.                                                                                                                             Empowering others.                                                                                                                                 Not power wielding.                                                                                                                                What we should want to be.                                                                                                     Following Jesus’ example                                                                                                           Follow Jesus into humility.                                                                                                              Self-giving.                                                                                                                                                    Ones who may be suffering for Christ.                                                                                                 Not Prideful.                                                                                                                                             Prevent division, keep unity at all costs.                                                                                        Physical service leads to spiritual well being.                                                                                   Full of the Spirit.                                                                                                                                  Full of wisdom.                                                                                                                                        Helps spread the word by taking burdens.                                                                                 Congregation chooses them.                                                                                                          Apostles approve them.                                                                                                                       Support and encourage the leaders.                                                                                               One year of training.                                                                                                                     Investigation and recommendations by the Council.

Their wives must be:                                                                                                                       Worthy of respect.                                                                                                                              Not gossips.                                                                                                                                         Temperate.                                                                                                                                                                                                        Faithful.