Key Verse

…whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave— just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.  Matthew 20:26-28

The Role

Our Deacons serve faithfully to meet the material and practical needs of our church, following the lead of the first Deacons in Acts 6:1-6, and allowing our pastoral team to focus on the spiritual needs of the church. Qualifications for Deacon can be found in Acts 6, 1 Timothy 3, and elsewhere. Click the application below to view our full list.

Key Deacon Ministries at Spotswood

•Lord’s Supper

•Deacon Prayer Chain

•Easter/Christmas Flower delivery

•Special Projects

•Pastor’s Prayer Partners

•Deacon-on-call (if necessary)

•Greet and welcome guests before and after services.

•Encourage those in ministry (staff, music, teachers, 3 Circles, etc.)

• Encouraging unity in the body

The Selection Process


Step 1: Collect Deacon Nominations

Once all nominations are submitted to Rori Bond, they are sent to the Senior Pastor for prayerful review and consideration.

Step 2: Prospective Deacons are contacted

We will reach out to confirm your willingness and ability to serve. 

Step 3: Prospective Deacons are sent more information

Each Potential Deacon receives a packet with the following materials for review and completion:  Deacon Qualifications, areas of ministry, questionnaire, doctrincal statement, and Paul’s Maturity Profile

Step 4: Interview

Meetings are set between potential Deacons and the Senior Pastor to answer questions and assess their fitness to serve. 

Step 5: Ordination Service

An Ordination Service is scheduled for men who are not already ordained to serve as Deacons.

Step 6: Deacons are formally elected

Deacons are elected to serve as “Active Deacons” for a term of three years to begin their service on January 1 following their election.