NOTE: Deacon selection and voting are for MEMBERS (having attended Class 101 and signed our Membership Covenant) ONLY.
Each adult member (18 years and older) of Grace Community Church is encouraged to vote for no more than three of the six nominees to serve for a two-year term on the Deaconate Leadership Team.
Ballots must be submitted to the Church office by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 15, 2020. The three individuals receiving the most votes will begin their term on November 1. They will serve with the three deacons still serving: Chris Hicks, Charlie Murphy and Stephen Smith.
Open the attachment below to see photos and brief biographies of the candidates.
Biblical Qualities of a Leader: (Please read before voting)
I Timothy 3:8-13: Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. In the same way, their wives (or “deaconesses”) are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well. Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
I Corinthians 13:1-7: If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law.