The spiritual qualifications of deacons are found in Acts 6:3 and 1 Timothy 3:8-13.  In these passages it is clear that the deacons are held to virtually the same standards as are the elders.  The only difference is that while elders are required to be “able to teach” (1 Timothy 3:2), deacons are not.  Deacons assist the elders and are the chief servants in the church. Our deacons manage the facilities, finances, technology, benevolence, and other practical needs of the church and its members.