Officer Nominations 2018
The joint officers of Redeemer Church recognize the need for more elders, deacons and deaconesses to serve the body. Therefore nominations for elder, deacon and deaconess will be received beginning Sunday 7/22 with nominations closing on 8/19.
How are nominations submitted?
Nominations may be submitted on cards placed in the offering plate, or electronically by visiting www.redeemerknoxville.org.
Who may submit nominations?
For a nomination to be in order, the person making the nomination needs to be a communing member of Redeemer Church in good standing.
Who may be nominated?
• Nominations for elder must be men who have been communing members of Redeemer Church for at least one year, are in good standing, and who meet the character qualifications of scripture:
• Nominations for deacons must be men who have been communing members of Redeemer Church for at least one year, are in good standing, and who meet the character qualifications of scripture:
• Nominations for commissioned deaconesses must be women who have been communing members of Redeemer Church for at least one year, are in good standing, and who meet the character qualifications of scripture:
Titus 1.5-9 (ESV)
5 This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— 6 if anyone is reproach, the husband of one wife, [c] and his children are believers[d] and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. 7 For an overseer, [e] as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, 8 but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. 9 He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.
1Timothy 3.1-13 (ESV)
The saying is trustworthy: if anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an Overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, 5 for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. 7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil. 8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 and let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise must [women/deaconesses] be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13 For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
Click Here to nominate a Redeemer member for officer. This link allows one nomination at a time, but feel free to use the link to submit additional nominations