Deacon Candidates 2022
How Do Deacons Serve at Bear Creek?
The Bible describes two offices in the New Testament Church- the Elder/Pastor and the Deacon. The role of Deacon in the New Testament Church is important. Deacons are ordained at Bear Creek as servant-leaders. They are chosen based on the spiritual character qualities described in Acts 6 and 1 Timothy 3.
They are to be godly men. We ask for their wives to join in serving alongside them in creating and maintaining a genuine sense of harmony and unity in the life of our fellowship. This is the primary role of a Deacon in the New Testament Church (Acts 6).
They also serve in several important ways.
Our Deacons serve during each of our Lord's Supper services.
They prayer-walk our campus every Sunday morning, asking for God's power and presence.
They provide a special helps ministry to support individual needs in the life of our church.
They also maintain a support ministry to each of our Pastors as well.
Electing New Deacons
Deacons are elected to serve for three years. After their term, they can be re-nominated after being inactive for a year. Men are nominated by our faith family and reviewed/interviewed by our current Deacon fellowship to be sure they meet the biblical requirements of Deacons and that they fully understand the role of Deacons. Those who agree are recommended by the Deacon fellowship and then voted on by our faith family. There will be a Called Conference on Sunday, April 3, 2022 during our morning worship services to vote on these men recommended as new Deacons.