Elders and Deacons 

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 Elder and Deacon Recommendations:

God plans that the church would have qualified men leading and serving as elders and deacons for its good and His glory. Understanding that the leaders are those who are recognized and affirmed by the congregation (Acts 6:1-6; Titus 1:5-9), we would ask for you to list men whom you think are currently qualified to serve in these roles. Please read the list of qualifications from 1 Timothy 3:1-7 (elders) and 1 Timothy 3:8-13 (deacons) and write the names of men you believe are qualified to be in the position. There is no obligation to write any down if you are unsure, nor is there a minimum or maximum amount of names permitted. Further, writing down a name does not guarantee that they will be an elder or a deacon, only that the Leadership Team will prayerfully consider them before bringing them to the congregation for a final vote. Only current members can recommend/vote on candidates, and recommendations should be submitted no later than May 11th. All candidates will be submitted and voted on in accordance with the church’s Constitution and Bylaws.

Elders: The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.
Deacons: 8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13 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.

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