Cowan First Baptist Church
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Loving God, Loving People, Serving Both

Deacons

   
CFBC Deacons & Spouses

 

1 Timothy 3:8-13: Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. 10 And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus. 

Deacon Officers
Chairman Erik & Scarlett Cole 931-315-9795
Vice Chairman Steve & Kim Young 931-308-0964 
 
Active Deacons
Bobby & Jan Clark 931-307-3112
Doyle & Sylvia Coulson 931-308-2982
Charles Hix 931-691-7352

Carter & Judy Smith 931-967-0551
Wayne & Sue Smith 931-636-3797 
Larry & Jane Timbs 931-308-7064  
 

How can a deacon help you?

  • Visiting you
  • Rejoicing with you and your family
  • Giving support in times of crisis
  • Answering questions about faith or the church
  • Helping you know and find fellowship with other members and families in the church
  • Helping you find ways to serve in and through the church
  • Praying for you and with you

Responsibilities of a Deacon

In accordance with the meaning of the word in the New Testament, deacons are to recognize their roles as ministering servants of the church. They are to be members of this church whose character and qualifications shall be specified in Timothy 3:8-13, Acts 6:1-6, and Titus 1:6-9.
 
The deacon body shall serve under the leadership of the pastor and assist him in performing duties in order to free him for the ministry of the Word. The deacons will support and work with the pastor as follows:
 
  • To lead the church in achievement of its mission
  • To minister to believers and unbelievers
  • To care for the church’s members and others in the community
  • To demonstrate consistent stewardship through the deacon’s example in tithing to the church
  • To demonstrate Christ-like consecration, loyalty, prayer support and faithfulness to the local church program
  • To visit the sick, needy, and indifferent of the church
  • To encourage and strengthen new converts and the spiritually weak
  • To be available at the worship services for assisting the pastor in receiving new members and counseling new decisions
  • To be able to serve the Lord’s Supper
 
In accordance with the meaning of the work and the practice of the Church in the New Testament, deacons are to be servants of the Church. Their task is to serve with the pastor and staff in performing the pastoral ministries of our church.
 
Selection of deacons is based upon New Testament qualifications with particular reference to 1 Timothy 3:8-13. Each deacon serves for three years and then is placed on inactive status for one year. 
 
Yokefellows  

Tim Brewer  

Eddie Clark  

Chris Foster

Kyle Hatchett

Tony Landis

Jerry Little

Scott McGee

Tom Mooney

Allen Nunley

Bobby Sells

 

   

The Yokefellow Ministry is comprised of men who serve alongside and under the nurturing supervision of the active deacon body. Yokefellows help deacons, in partnership with the Pastor and Ministry Staff, accomplish the pastoral ministries of the church. 
 
WHAT IS A YOKEFELLOW? Yokefellow - "fastened together." Two working together for a common goal (accomplishing the deacon ministry). No one person has all the temperament and skills to do every job. A team makes strengths productive and weaknesses irrelevant.
 
 
Each of us is to be a "yokefellow" with Jesus Christ: "Take my yoke upon you and learn of me .... "(Mt. 11:29) Paul, in Phil. 4:3 referred to one of his fellow workers as a yokefellow: "And I intreat thee also, true yokefellow, help those women which laboured with me in the gospel,"
 
 
The concept of being teamed with another person is a common teaching in the scripture: Paul and Bamabus, Paul and Silas, Barnabus and Mark, etc. Like the deacon, a yokefellow is... a servant to Jesus Christ and to the church to which he belongs.
 
A yokefellow is a man who "checks out" in the areas of  
• Desire for spiritual growth 
• Attitude of humility and teachability  
• Caring deeply about the future of God's Kingdom  
• Showing servant leadership in the home  
• A lifestyle that reflects well on the Savior and on our Church  
 
A yokefellow differs from a deacon in that he is not ordained, and he attends deacons meetings only as requested.  
 
Being selected as a yokefellow strengthens the impact of deacon ministry and widens the circle of friendship and ministry in our church among Christian men.
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 How can a Deacon help you?

 

Visiting you in time of need, in the hospital, times of sorrow, sickness.


Witnessing to unsaved family members.  A deacon's chief concern
is everyone in your family knows Jesus Christ as Savior.

 

Rejoicing with you and your family in important events and accomplishments in your life.

 

Being a friend who listens to your troubles or concerns.

 

Giving support in times of crisis by listening and giving support or helping you find a community agency that can help.

 

Answering questions about your faith, the church or denomination.  Deacons will try to find answers for you.

 

Helping you get to know other members and families of the church by encouraging you to participate in social events, fellowship, and groups throughout the church.

 

Helping you find ways to serve in the church.  Deacons will look  for opportunities for you to use your talents, skills and abilities that God has given you.

 

Praying for you and with you.  Your deacon and the pastor, along with the others deacons, will be in prayer for you and members of your family.