We have Deacons!
I'm very happy to present Deacons Cedric Wicks, Jessica Robinson, and Darius Ganzie! These three have been faithful to the ministry since the 1st year of Victory Life.
Deacons at Victory Life are charged with:
- Taking care of the church
- Being faithful in attendance
- Being faithful in tithes and offering and support of ministry
- Being knowledgeable of Word
- Living the Word & taking care of their families
- Having a desire to serve
These individuals went through observations, interviews, and written biblical testing and were found to be ready to serve in the office of deacon. They have been faithful to the ministry, growing in their relationships with God, supportive of leadership and committed to the vision and mission of Victory Life Christian Ministries. On the Sunday of our Newness 2013 conference, their roles became official and they were anointed for the office of deacon. We are honored to have these three stand as leaders at Victory Life and we look forward to what God is going to continue to do in their lives and ministries. Congratulations on this great charge!
Below is more information about deacons for those interested in learning more:
Definition of DEACON
: a subordinate officer in a Christian church: as
one of the laymen elected by a church with congregational polity to serve in worship, in pastoral care, and on administrative committees
Some scriptures about deacons:
- Romans 16:1 [Personal Greetings ] I commend to you our sister Phoebe, a deacon of the church in Cenchreae. Romans 16:1-3 (in Context) Romans 16 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
- Philippians 1:1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all God’s holy people in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons :Philippians 1:1-3 (in Context) Philippians 1 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
- 1 Timothy 3:1 [Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons ] Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 1 Timothy 3:1-3 (in Context) 1 Timothy 3 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
- 1 Timothy 3:8 In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 1 Timothy 3:7-9 (in Context) 1 Timothy 3 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
- 1 Timothy 3:10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. 1 Timothy 3:9-11 (in Context) 1 Timothy 3 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
- 1 Timothy 3:12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.1 Timothy 3:11-13 (in Context) 1 Timothy 3 (Whole Chapter) Other Translations
The original meaning of this word is an attendant, assistant, helper. It is sometimes translated minister, that is, servant, as in Matthew 20:26 2 1 Corinthians 6:4 Ephesians 3:7. Deacons are first mentioned as officers in the Christian church in Acts 6:1-15, where it appears that their duty was to collect the alms of the church, and distribute them to such as had a claim upon them, visiting the poor and sick, widows, orphans, and sufferers under persecution, and administering all necessary and proper relief. Of the seven there named, Philip and Stephen are afterwards found laboring as evangelists. The qualifications of deacons are specified in 1 Timothy 3:8-12.