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Deacons

The Deacons of ICC are:  Jeff Barrow, Chris Calderwood, Don Crouch,

Adam Derringer, Rick Freeburg, George Geisler,

Horacio Izaguirre, Brad Lange and Gary Mace.

 
To become a Deacon of ICC:  the person must have been an active member of ICC for at least one year, be faithful in church attendance, demonstrate an exemplary Christian life, and fit the spiritual qualifications established in Acts 6:3-8 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13.  The primary purpose and function of a deacon is to serve.
 
Acts 6:3-8
Brothers and sisters, choose seven men from among you who are known to be full of the Spirit and wisdom. We will turn this responsibility over to them and will give our attention to prayer and the ministry of the word.  This proposal pleased the whole group. They chose Stephen, a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit; also Philip, Procorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicolas from Antioch, a convert to Judaism. They presented these men to the apostles, who prayed and laid their hands on them. So the word of God spread. The number of disciples in Jerusalem increased rapidly, and a large number of priests became obedient to the faith.  Now Stephen, a man full of God’s grace and power, performed great wonders and signs among the people.
1 Timothy 3:8-13
In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.  They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience.  They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons.  In the same way, the women are to be worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything.  A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.  Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.
Deacons serve a three year term on a rotating system, in which a man may serve three years and may then take a sabbatical or accept a re-nomination. 
 
Deacons meet monthly, are servants to the church body, and advisors to the pastors.  Their duties include distribution of the Lord's Supper and care of its supplies, serving as ushers and greeters, assisting those with special needs, maintenance of the baptismal rooms, minor auditorium organization, and assistance with parking.  In addition, they actively share their faith and disciple others.