“Deacons likewise must be men of dignity, not double-tongued, or addicted to much wine or fond of sordid gain, but holding to the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. These men must also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons if they are beyond reproach.” (I Timothy 3:8-10)
The ministry of serving as a deacon is certainly subject to a high biblical standard. It is the spiritual duty of every church member to pray for those who have been nominated. Each person on the list is precious to the life and work of our church. Each one represents the spirit of love and service that we desire and expect of those we choose. You will next Sunday morning, August 30th, during the worship service, be asked to select two names to serve three-year terms with a third choice to serve an unexpired two-year term. You will be choosing three names in all from the list to serve.
Ask God to lead you to select those whom you believe will be faithful in honoring this call to service. We praise God for the ones that the Holy Spirit will lead our congregation to appoint. We pledge ourselves to pray for and serve alongside those who are chosen by our church family.
The church family will have opportunity at that time to ask questions for clarification and to thoroughly discuss it before being called to vote. Please study the plan and pray for God’s leadership as we consider its merits. We know that God has led us to this place where we now worship and serve. We have seen God bless and grow our fellowship despite the difficulties we have faced in the present pandemic which has delayed the completion of the lower building renovations. Our church has not had one Sunday since we have moved to this location where we have not received significant contributions to apply to our Relocation and Renovation Fund. We now have on hand $170,000 to apply toward this new plan. God truly is working. We are ready to join Him in completing what was started when moved us to this place.