Dear Church,

In the history of the early church, also known as the Book of Acts, we read about the selection of the first deacons. You can go and read the story for yourselves in Acts 6, but the heart of the matter was that the church needed to choose seven people who were called by God to act as servants on behalf of the larger church. You see, the Apostles were called to preach and teach about the Resurrected Christ and the Deacons were chosen to oversee the well-being of those who were already part of the Jesus movement. According to Acts, the church was asked to choose seven people from among their number “who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom” and those chosen acted as leaders in the early church.

Here at FBC Augusta, we see ourselves as carrying on the tradition that was given to us in the Book of Acts. Each year, we elect new deacons who are called to be servant leaders in our congregation. It is once again that time of year! The first step in our process is deacon nomination. If you are on our campus any time this week, you will see a form where you are asked to nominate others to serve as deacons in our church. I hope that you will take the time to pray and nominate men and women to serve as deacons in our community. This is an incredibly important role at FBC! If you have any questions about our process, please don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I am also including a link in this email where you can nominate directly on our website, https://discoverfbc.org/deacon-nominations/

Also, I hope that you will be with us on Sunday in worship, as we will officially welcome Justin Woelk as our new Director of Young Adult Ministry. I can’t wait for you to meet him and his entire family at the 9:00 and 11:00 service.

Grace and Peace,

Will

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