- Role of Deacons (Servants):
The word deacon means servant. Jesus said the greatest among you will be servants of all. Hence the role of deacon is highly honored and valued in God’s sight and in the eyes of the church. A deacon leads the church body in being a model servant and meeting the tangible needs of the church. (Acts 6:1-3; 5-7)
- Deacon Qualifications: Deacons have similar qualifications as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:8-12
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 Timothy 3:8-12)