NorthBay Release form (for Youth Advance)
Why We Are an Elder-Led Church (Position Paper)
Deacon Ministry (Position Paper)
Please complete and submit this form for individuals you would like to nominate to serve in the role of deacon/deaconess for Grace Community Church. Please keep in mind that deacons need to be members of the church in good standing and need to meet the biblical qualifications as outlined in 1 Timothy 3:8 – 12, including being a member of the church for at least two years so that their character and suitability to serve in the role of deacon has been “tested” and is evident to others in the church family.
8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 1Timothy 3:8 – 12
All nominations must be submitted to the church by March 17, 2019.