What are the qualities of a deacon?


In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.  1 Timothy 3:8-10
            A deacon is a servant in the church of high regard.  The term means a “waiter,” someone who does menial duties.  They must fulfill certain qualities to be entrusted with the care of the people.  According to 1 Timothy, those qualities are:
·         Respectable
·         Sincere
·         Not a drunkard
·         Not greedy
·         Follow truth
·         Have a clear conscience (they know they are forgiven)
·         Be tested in life and overcome
·         Be faithful to their wife
·         Manage one’s kids and wife well
·         Served well
·         In excellent standing with others
·         Have assurance of their faith
While no one is perfect, they work hard to be the best they can be in God’s eyes.