Elder and Deacon Candidates

Leadership matters. Spiritual leadership is important to discern God’s call, maintain a clear vision and provide healthy oversight and accountability for our congregations. Each year, our congregations are asked to nominate qualified, God-honoring leaders to serve in the roles of Elder and Deacon. This selection process requires prayerful consideration to discern those God is calling to provide spiritual leadership who exhibit the qualifications found in 1 Timothy 3. In our multi-campus structure, Pastoral Elders and Deacons serve on each campus to oversee our whole family of churches.

After reviewing the qualifications for Elder and Deacon, if you would like to nominate a candidate for your campus please complete the following form. If you have further questions about the Elder and Deacon qualifications or nominating process, please contact Fritz Hager at fritz@bethelbible.com.

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELDERS (OVERSEERS)

Pastoral Elders are responsible to provide pastoral care of a congregation through the church ordinances of Communion and Baptism, Member Care, Church Discipline, Spiritual Formation and Prayer. Membership of the church for 2 years is required.

The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil. (1Timothy 3:1-7)

ELDER INTERVIEW DOCUMENTS:

2015-09-01 Bethel Bible Church Bylaws

Bethel Bible Church Doctrinal Statement

Biblical Qualifications for Elders

Church-Governance-documents-2012-Approved (1)

Elder Interview – Revised Jan 2016

Elder Ministry Expectations

QUALIFICATIONS FOR DEACONS

Pastoral Deacons are responsible to provide for pastoral care of a congregation through Missions, Benevolence, Financial and Facilities management. Membership of the church for 1 year is required.

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. 13 For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus. (1 Timothy 3:8-13)

DEACON INTERVIEW DOCUMENTS:

2015-09-01 Bethel Bible Church Bylaws

Bethel Bible Church Doctrinal Statement

Biblical Qualifications for Deacons

Church-Governance-documents-2012-Approved (1)

Deacon Interview – Revised Jan 2016

Deacon Ministry Expectations