Deacon Qualifications

A Deacon must:

  1. Subscribes to Catch of Day vision, mission and values.
  2. Be an active male or female member for two years and be at least twenty-five years of age.
  3. Be born again of the Spirit of God and willing to live his Christian testimony.
  4. Have a teachable spirit to learn and apply the Scriptures to his life.
  5. Believe that the Bible is the infallible, inerrant Word of God.
  6. Become a active disciple of Christ and to lead the Church in evangelism visitations.
  7. Believe that it is the obligation of every Christian to obey the Great Commission.
  8. Believe in and practice financially supporting COD DC vision, mission and values.
  9. Not have any unresolved anger management or serious domestic violence arrests.
  10. Know how to manage and rule his own household well. (I Timothy 3:8-13.)
  11. Know how to hold his tongues against spreading gossip or talking critically about others.
  12. Not be involved in games of chance for profit, aka, gambling.
  13. Handle his own business affairs in a way that is above reproach.
  14. Possess a good name among the people where he lives and where he is employed.
  15. Abstain from the use or distribution of intoxicating drinks as a beverage.
  16. Encourage dialog and peaceful solutions and conclusions to heated conversations.
  17. Avoid murmuring, complaining and destroying the reputation of another person.
  18. Be willing to serve the membership in a reasonable time frame when service is needed.
  19. Be willing to resign from the Deacon Team if he cannot or will not carry out his responsibilities.
  20. Think, plan and assist the pastoral team with taking care of every member.