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Deacons

Biblical Leadership

Qualified men and woman called deacons serve Crystal Park Baptist Church Benoni.

Who are our Deacons?

What are Deacons?

Jesus Christ exemplified servant leadership (Mark 10:45). Christianity is a call to a life of humble service (Ephesians 4:11-12).

Some believers have the spiritual gift of service (Romans 12:7). Recognised deacons serve in a local church (Philippians 1:1-2).

Those who would serve are to live dignified lives (1 Timothy 3:8). They are to be spiritually mature (1 Timothy 3:9-10) and have stable families (1 Timothy 3:11-12).

Both men and woman may serve in this capcity (1 Timothy 3:11). In the text, the word translated ‘likewise’ lists elders, male and female deacons (1 Timothy 3:1, 8, 11). The word translated wives (KJV and NIV), given the context, should translate as woman (NASB).

Scripture does not prescribe the function of the deacon. As such, there is much freedom given to the local church about how they ought to operate. At Crystal Park Baptist Church they serve the congregation for a fixed term of service to God’s glory.