DIT Survey of Lessons 1-5
Terms in this set (22)
Pastor and Deacon
What are the 2 offices established to provide leadership in the Bible?
What is the scriptural reference which describes the model for Deacons as servant leaders?
I Timothy 3:8-13
Where is the biblical qualifications for Deacons outlined in the Bible scriptural reference?
Pastors lead ministry; Deacons facilitate ministry and the congregation does ministry
What is the relationship of Deacons to the Pastor and the congregation in the church with respect to ministry? (Part 1)
The Deacons are co-laborers wit the Pastor and do whatever is necessary to allow the Pastor to accomplish his God-Given calling of shepherding, preaching and teaching the word of God
What is the relationship of Deacons to the Pastor and the congregation n the Church with respect to ministry? (Part 2)
Qualifications for Deacons
Honorable or respectable, No Double-tongued, not addicted to much wine (1-3)
Qualification for Deacons
Not greedy for dishonest gain, Sound in faith and life, Blameless (4-6)
Qualifications for Deacons
Godly wife, husband of one wife, manage children and household well (7-9)
Calling (Ephesians 4:1)
is an invitation given to men by God through Jesus Christ-Call to Salvation, Holy Calling, Call to Worship, Call to Vocation or Duty- Christians are urged to walk worthy of their calling
Acts 6: 1-2 (Reason for Deacons)
This was done in response to the murmuring and complaints by the Grecians against the Hebrews because their widows were being neglected in the daily ministration (food and assistance). They decided it was not reasonable for them to leave the word of God and serve tables.
Original 7 Deacons
Stephen; Phillip; Prochorus: Nicanor; Timon: Parmenas and Nicolas (Jewish convert-proselyte)
A specific, divine empowerment bestowed on each believer, given by the Holy Spirit, to accomplish a given ministry God's way, according to his Grace and discernment, and to be used with the Body of Christ-our gifts give glory to God and edify his people
Help, Service, Teaching, Mercy, and Exhortation
Spiritual gifts a Deacon should have
spiritual gifts, personality, passion and experience
3 components of what we define as a ministry profile
Who decides who gets a specific Spiritual Gift and who or how the gifts are to be used?
Devotion; Vote on Issues/Topic; participate in discussions on agenda items
Roles of Deacons in the church business meeting (Part 1)
Discuss/share results of meetings with members; support the Pastor
Roles of Deacons in the church business meeting (Part 2)
Profession of faith (Baptism); letter of recommendation from another Baptist Church; Christian Experience
3 ways a person may offer himself as a candidate for membership
Board of Deacons
Who is responsible for supplying a pulpit supply in the absence of the Pastor
Death; proof or request of membership in at another church; by letter; inactivity; by church action or exclusion
5 methods by which a person may be dismissed from membership at Zion
an officer who fails to perform his/her duties for a period of 3 consecutive months without reasonable cause (leadership council is empowered to remove this person from office)
Circumstance that must occur for an officer of the church to be removed from office
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