First Baptist Church - Sherwood, Arkansas

Deacon Nomination



You are to Biblically nominate up to 10 active and qualified men. Please prayerfully consider your nomination(s) and ask the men you wish to nominate for permission to enter his name into the process. The Deacon Nomination Committee shall draw up a list of names of men fitting the qualification to present to the church for election from the names submitted by members of the congregation. The Deacon Nominating Team will consist of the Senior Pastor, the Chairman of the Deacons, and the Deacon Chairman Elect. They shall interview these men to determine their eligibility and willingness to serve as Active Deacons. This election shall take place during a Sunday morning service and the members will be able to vote for each candidate individually.

Qualifications of an Active Deacon: The office of Deacon is an office for service to Christ through the church. Any other concept does injustice to the New Testament record (Acts 6 and I Timothy 3) It is not a position or office given to a person in order to honor him. In order to qualify for the office of active Deacon in First Baptist Church of Sherwood, a member:

  1. Shall give evidence of a Spirit-filled life. (Ephesians 5: 18)
  2. Shall be elected by the church. (Acts 6:3)
  3. Shall set a high standard of separated Christian living. (I Tim 4: 12)
  4. Shall be active and faithful in all major areas of church life. (Heb 10:25)
  5. Shall not be a gossiper. (I Timothy 3:8)
  6. Shall believe in and practice “storehouse tithing.” (Malachi 3: I 0)
  7. Shall have compassion for the lost and seek in his living and speech to win them to the Lord Jesus Christ. (I Timothy 3:13)
  8. Shall do all in his power to create and preserve harmony in the church. (Prov. 6: 19)
  9. Shall be able to keep, and have the reputation for keeping, in confidence those things which should not be             discussed with others. (James 3:5)
  10. Shall recognize the God-given spiritual leadership that is incumbent upon the office of a Senior Pastor     and seek to serve under that leadership. (I Peter 5: 1-4)
  11. Shall, if not ordained, have been a member of First Baptist Church of Sherwood for at least one year       before his election to the active body. (1 Timothy 3:10)
  12. Shall be the husband of one wife. (l Timothy 3:12)
  13. Must believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, the source of authority for precept and practice. (2 Timothy 3: 16)
  14. Must believe in salvation by grace, through faith, on the basis of the substitutionary death of Christ for sinners. (John 3:16)
  15. Must rule his children and his own house well. (I Timothy 3:12)

Print your nominations on the nominations sheet included and return to the church office through your Sunday School class, through the offering plate, or through mailing or dropping it off at the church office. Should you have any questions or need help please call the church office. The closing time for receiving nominations will be after the morning worship service on September 11, 2016.


Deacon Nomination Form for 2016

Deacon Nomination Form - 2016