Deacon Recommendation Form


Any member of Westside Baptist Church may recommend a man to serve our church as a Deacon. According to scripture, a Deacon is a servant. The biblical qualifications of a Deacon are found in Acts 6:3 and 1 Timothy 3:8 -13. According to our Constitution and Bylaws, a Deacon will support and work with the Pastor in the following ways:

1.  To lead the church to achieve its  stated purpose; 
2.  To share the gospel with believers and unbelievers; 
3.  To care for the church members and others in the community. 
4.  To assist the Pastor in administering the ordinances of baptism and Lord’s Supper; 
5.  To be an example in stewardship by committing at least a tithe in support
6.  To be an example in fulfilling the Great Commission through faithful visitation; 
7.  To regularly attend all church services and assist those making commitments to Christ; 
8.  To regularly attend Deacon’s meetings;
9.  To visit the sick, needy, widows and indifferent church members.
10. To encourage and strengthen new converts and the spiritually weak.

If you know of someone who meets the requirements for a Deacon, complete the recommendation form below. Your recommendation will be given to the Deacon Nominating
Committee for consideration. The person you are recommending must have been a member of Westside for at least one year.

Acts 6:1-5 - “And in those days, when the number of the disciples was multiplied, there arose a murmuring of the Grecians against the Hebrews, because their widows were neglected in the daily ministration. Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reason that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables. Wherefore, brethren, look ye out among you seven men of honest report, full of the Holy Ghost and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business. But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word. And the saying pleased the whole multitude: and they chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Ghost, and Philip, and Prochorus, and Nicanor, and Timon, and Parmenas, and Nicolas a prostelyte of Antioch.”

I Timothy 3:8-13 - “Likewise must the deacons be grave, not doubletongued, not given to much wine, and not greedy of filthy lucre; Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.”