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TCBC members are invited to nominate deacon candidates who meet the exemplary qualifications given in 1 Timothy 3:8-13. As you read this passage, prayerfully consider qualified men and submit names for nomination. Candidates will be assessed by the elders for qualification, interest, and calling. Please submit names by April 30, 2017.
And the twelve [disciples] summoned the congregation of the disciples and said, “It is not desirable for us to neglect the word of God in order to serve tables. But select from among you, brethren, seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and of wisdom, whom we may put in charge of this task. Acts 6:2-3
Deacons minister to our church family as they go through difficult seasons of life, representing "the church" walking with one another with care and compassion. Deacon ministry enables pastors and elders to devote themselves to core responsibilities of teaching and leading.
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. 1 Timothy 3:8-13
What is a Deacon?
A Deacon is a man biblically qualified and equipped by God to serve the needs of the church through care, nurturing support, and benevolence. The Bible prescribes deacons for the purpose of 1) representing and meeting these needs within the church and 2) freeing the Elders and Pastors to focus on their primary responsibility.
Why do we have Deacons?
The New Testament affirms the office and qualifications of deacons to serve the needs of the church in 1 Timothy 3. The New Testament deacon “model” is found in Acts 6 and throughout the New Testament Church. We have the same basic care, support, and benevolent needs that led the early church to affirm deacons.
Our Deacons are glad to serve our Church family. Please use the form below to let us know of any needs you may have or help make us aware of the needs of someone else in our Church.
Brandon Van Huss