Qualifications of a Deacon
1 Timothy 3:8-13
8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13 For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
Roles of the Deacons
Like the office of Elder, the office of Deacon is a perpetual offer bestowed upon men in the the congregation who after having been nominated are trained, tested, and approved by the Session and then dully elected by the congregation after which time they are ordained and installed as officers of Christ’s Church. In accordance with Acts 6, Deacons are to assists the Elders with the care of the congregation. Their primary role is mercy ministry and the up keep of the facilities of the church.