Jesus calls qualified men to lead His church as deacons, a word that is literally translated as “servants.”
The office of deacon is first mentioned in Acts 6. As the burden of ministry grew for the early church, elders - in addition to leading, prayer, study, and teaching - were also taking on large workloads to serve the needy in the church and handle the administrative functions of the church. As a solution, the elders appointed deacons to assist the elders in these responsibilities.
At Spring Creek, deacons assist elders in the day-to-day functions of church activity and administration. Qualifications for deacons are found in 1 Timothy 3 and include integrity, generosity, soberness, a clear understanding of the Bible, a well-ordered home, and a good reputation both inside and outside the church.