Teaching the Biblical Qualifications and Responsibilities of Deacons at Lebanon Baptist Church in Lebanon, Virginia
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This project focuses on the qualifications and responsibilities of deacons at Lebanon Baptist Church (LBC). Chapter 1 discusses the current use of deacons at LBC and includes rationale of why changes need to be adopted at this church. Chapter 2 examines the biblical and theological qualifications of deacons, focusing on Acts 6:1-6, 1 Timothy 3:8-12, and Romans 16:1. Chapter 3 focuses on Baptist history concerning historical qualifications and uses of deacons through confessions of faith and prominent Baptist writers. The chapter includes an examination of modern uses of deacons in some prominent churches. Chapter 4 seeks to determine the current understanding of deacons in LBC, teach a series on deacons to the current and previous deacon board, and assess any changes in patterns of thinking in LBC deacons. Chapter 5 reflects on the research for the project and what may be improved.