Deacons

Based on the qualifications outlined in Acts 6 and 1 Timothy 3, deacons serve Christ by serving the church itself. Among other responsibilities, the men who hold this distinction at First Dallas meet each month and assist in serving The Lord’s Supper.

Men to be considered to the Fellowship of Deacons at First Baptist Church, Dallas:

1. Shall be a member of the church in good standing
2. Shall be at least 30 years of age
3. Shall be Spirit-filled
4. Shall set a high standard of Christian living
5. Shall be active and faithful in all major areas of church life
6. Shall not be one to gossip
7. Shall believe and practice tithing to the local church
8. Shall have compassion for the lost and seek to win them to the Lord, Jesus Christ
9. Shall be the husband of one wife
10. Shall believe that the Bible is the inspired word of God, inerrant and infallible in its original manuscript
11. Shall believe in salvation by grace, through faith, on the basis of the substitutionary death of Christ for sinners
12. Shall rule his children and his own house well
13. Shall be able to keep in confidence those things which should not be discussed with others
14. Shall recognize the God-given spiritual leadership that is incumbent upon the office of a pastor and seek to serve under that leadership
15. Shall be a man of prayer

2023 Deacon Meeting Dates

January 17
February 21
March 21
April 11
May 16
June 20
August 22
September 19
October 17
November 14
December 12

Deacon Ordination | September 20

Deacon’s Banquet | March 24

BANQUET REGISTRATION CHILDCARE

Lord’s Supper Dates:

Palm Sunday

Labor Day Weekend

November “Thanksgiving Meal”

December 24, “Christmas Eve Candlelight Service”

Contact Mary Shafer

NOMINEE'S INFORMATION

The office of Deacon is one of two offices of the Church recognized in the New Testament (Philippians 1:1). The primary task of the Deacon is to serve Christ’s Church and to maintain love and unity among the Family of Faith. A Deacon is characterized by a spirit of brotherhood and common purpose, a good reputation, and should be full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, upholding the hands of the Pastor by affirming his leadership and authority, and instilling unity by example in the Church while ministering to the needs of the Members.
Please read Acts 6:1-7 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13 and state in your own words how your nominee meets the scriptural requirements of the office of Deacon.

YOUR INFORMATION

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