What the Bible Says about Deacons
Philippians 1:1 “Paul and Timotheus the Servant of Jesus Christ, to the saints in Christ Jesus in Philippi with the Bishops and Deacons.”
Like our Elders, our Deacons are an answer to the bible’s teaching on the organization of the local church. The word Deacon is from the Greek word Diakonos which means “one who executes the commands of another…especially as a servant with a master” Although one might rightly say that all Christians are called to be servants (Mark 10:43-44), this office is a special servant to the local church. Paul says in I Timothy 3:13 “I Tim. 3:13 “For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.” Like the Eldership, this is a special position in the local church that is held by men with specific qualifications and experiences.
In I Tim. 3:8-13, Paul outlines for the local church exactly what kind of men that are to be appointed to this work. After careful examination of these men’s lives and their families, as compared to these instructions, an eldership will select these men from among our number to take on their responsibilities.
The works of the deacons are numerous and are under the direct supervision and guidance of our Elders. They aide the elders with their work especially regarding physical things, so that the Elders may attend to the spiritual matters of the congregation.
Deacons: Tim Arden, Tyson Bacon, Marcus Boone, Brent Boyer, Dave Carlson, Jon Dispennett, David Elliott, Mark Hagquist, Tim Harney, Nate Hawk, Ed Hill, Mark Jones, Monsanto Love, Matt Maudlin, John Morgan, Aaron Rentschler, Nathan Rentschler, Gregg Shaw, Darrell Tackett, Calvin Young