Deacons at FCC

The word deacon comes from the Greek term diakonos, which in its ordinary usage, means “servant” or “messenger.” Although used 29 times in the New Testament to refer to servants, or service within the church, only 4 verses refer to the specific office of deacon (Romans 16:1; Philippians 1:1; 1 Timothy 3:8, 12). Acts 6:1-6 also offers a model for the office, and 1 Timothy 3:8-13 reveals the requirements for the character and family life of the office. Though Scripture clearly identifies the office and qualifications of the deacon, there is flexibility given to the churches in recognizing which individuals hold the office of deacon within the body.

Deacons have leadership responsibilities that serve the needs of the church, while simultaneously assisting the elders to remain devoted to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. While many members of Faith Community Church faithfully devote themselves to service within the body, the elders have sought to identify a list of men and women who take on unique responsibilities that the elders would otherwise have to shoulder, thus allowing the elders to remain undistracted in their primary calling of preaching and teaching the Word of God. The list linked below aims to identify specific men and women who currently assist the elders and the church in this capacity. This list will be revisited and revised annually.