We believe that the diaconate are men and women, qualified as being godly servants who are willing to serve, who are identified by ministry teams and flocks and are appointed by the Elders. They serve or lead in ministries and flocks. Ministry leaders will be qualified and appointed to the diaconate, as well as others who are responsible for serving in recognized capacities. The diaconate is not a board of managers who meet together or function as Jr. Elders. It is men and women who give their lives to serve God in the church’s ministries and flocks as appointed servants.