I Timothy 3:8-13 (ESV)
“Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 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.”
In our modern culture, it is hard to find men who want to be servants. Sadly, most of us want to be served. But God established a very special role of servant for the local congregation. That is what the word “deacon” means. Obviously, all Christians are to serve, but these men have dedicated their lives to serve the congregation and perform whatever work is necessary to help the elders as they shepherd the congregation.
At the Franklin Church of Christ, we are blessed to have very talented men who have been tested and proven themselves blameless. They work hard and often behind the scenes. Our deacons certainly serve well and are obtaining a good standing and great confidence in the faith that is in Jesus.
We are privileged to have the men below serving as our deacons.
“… Those [deacons] who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.” (I Timothy 3:12-13)