DEACON ORDINATION In Southern Baptist churches, according to the Baptist Faith and Message by Hershel H. Hobbs, “The officers in a local New Testament church are pastors and deacons (Philippians 1:1). The same office is variously called bishop, elder, or pastor.”1. These two officers are generally Jul 19, 2006 · Deacons, the expectations on you are high, for as you know more, more is required of you. Often times when preachers preach an ordination message for new deacons, they use the text of 1 Timothy 3 and go over the qualifications of deacons. There is a problem with this, however, in that those qualifications are a list for the church to chose deacons. SCRIPTURAL BASIS FOR ORDINATION Baptist Faith and Message 2000 A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local ... deacons or elders ... Michael speaks from Acts about the role and function of a deacon on this morning where Bartlett Baptist ordains 3 men into that role. More Messages from Michael Priest | Download Audio. From Series: "Deacon Ordination"