Diaconate

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. (Acts 6:3)

The first deacons were elected by the congregation in Jerusalem to relieve the burden from the elders in serving the church. The first recorded martyr of the church was Stephen, a deacon. The qualifications for deacon given in the New Testament book of 1Timothy 3 are very similar to that of elder. Deacons are mentioned alongside of elders in the salutation of the book of Philippians. They are to be men filled with the Spirit and wisdom, servants of Christ. Jesus was called the Greek name diakonoswhich means deacon.

OUR DIACONATE TYPICALLY MEETS ONCE A MONTH ON THE THIRD SUNDAY AT 5PM

Pray for our deacons and give them support through prayer and offering your time and talents. If you would like to help our deacons in the area of mercy ministry, benevolence, finance, or property, please contact us.

The current deacons and expiration of their term on the diaconate are as follows:

Class of 2018
Ben Brackett
Dan Bradfield
Jack Buck
Greg Heinecke
Bob Hildebrand
Ames Hogan
Scott Mitchell
Tim Pattison
Jim Tanis

Class of 2019
Porter Beane
Doug Hertha
George Holguin
Travis Johnson
Bill Lawton
Adam Pendleton

Class of 2020
Kevin Blumberg
Eric Bulger
Colin Moffett
Jonathan Niesen
Wylie Quillian
Doyle Raffensberger
Chip Sanford
Keith Schaefer