What is a Deacon?

The word “deacon" means “servant.” Deacons are the servants of our church, men and women (Romans 16:1) who are qualified (1 Timothy 3:8-12) for the ministry of caring for God’s people. They make significant contributions to the function of the church, while allowing elders to prioritize that which they have been commanded to do, namely shepherd, pray for, and teach the church. Deacons work closely with the elders as they both build the body of Christ up into all maturity.

For a more in depth description about Deaconship at Doxa, please read the Deacon Overview document here:

What is the process for becoming a Deacon?

There are five steps in the Doxa Deacon process.
1. Self-assessment
2. Interview
3. Deacon role description
4. Installment

Your first step in the Doxa Deacon process is to (1) complete the Deacon Self-Assessment Form here.
Next, you'll go be (2) interviewed by a staff person or elder. If approved, you will be given a (3) role description for your specific deacon responsibilities. Lastly, you'll be (4) installed in a Sunday gathering as a new deacon in your specific area of ministry!  The next deacon installment will be Sunday, May 7th, 2023.
If you have any further questions, please email us and a staff member will be in touch with you!