DEACON NOMINATION

Prospective Deacon Qualifications

Please refer to 1 Timothy 3:8-13 and Acts 6:1-6 for scripture reference. Deacon candidates must meet these qualifications

• Godly man, full of the Holy Spirit & Wisdom

• Of good reputation

• Active FBC Boerne member of 2+ years

• Deacons previously ordained by a sister church, must be active members of 1+ year

SUMMARY OF DEACON PURPOSE AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The biblical role and practice of deacons in Acts 6:1-7 and 1 Timothy 3:8-15.

Acts 6:1-7

In those days when the number of disciples was increasing, the Grecian Jews among them complained against the Hebraic Jews because their widows were being overlooked in the daily distribution of food. So the Twelve gathered all the disciples together and said, “It would not be right for us to neglect the ministry of the word of God in order to wait on tables. Brothers, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.” This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.

1 Timothy 3:8-15

Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well. Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus. Although I hope to come to you soon, I am writing you these instructions so that, if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God’s household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Seek to know, lead, and pray with each assigned Covenant Member family unit
  • Preserve and protect the spiritual integrity of the church and its leadership
  • Peacemaking and discipline
  • Model servanthood
  • Serve as the liaison between members of the congregation and church leaders
  • Minister to widows
  • Administer benevolence funds
  • Serve the Lord’s Supper
  • Recommend a Pastoral Search Committee to the congregation
  • Form the Nominating Committee and designate its chairman
  • Recommend to the congregation if an individual’s church membership should be canceled due to inactivity
  • Establish and amend the operating policies through which the deacon body carries out its responsibilities

  • Chair: Michael Edwards
  • Vice-Chair: Dan Gorham
  • Andrew Watson
  • Bob Williamson
  • Bobby Felton
  • Bryan Donowho
  • Clay Aston
  • Clyde Yost
  • Dan Webster
  • Dana Mathes
  • David Figari

  • David Figari, Jr.
  • Donald Jones
  • Drew Crossett
  • Ed Phillips
  • Gary Carroll
  • Greg Hilgemeier
  • James Aston
  • James Smith
  • Jerry Weeks
  • Jimmy L. Harkins

  • Joe Sheldon
  • John Harrell
  • John Ploetz
  • John Smith
  • John UeckerKeith Hembree
  • Ken Stevens
  • Kenny Sides
  • Lance Schladoer
  • Les Himebrook
  • Pat Davis
  • Perry Shipman

  • Ralph Fair
  • Rick Rose
  • Ron Smith
  • Ronnie Hines
  • Stan Leech