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The Election and Installation of Deacons (7): Resignation and Removal From Office

Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin. Under what circumstances might a deacon resign from office, or be removed from office, before his term is finished? The difference between resignation from office and removal from office should be clear to us all. In the instance…

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The Election and Installation of Deacons (6): Tenure of Office

Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin. We have examined the principles of Scripture and our Church Order regarding the election and installation of deacons. Before leaving the subject, however, we should treat a few related issues. One issue regards how long deacons should serve…

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The Election and Installation of Deacons (5): The Installation Ceremony

Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin. After the deacons have been nominated and elected to office, it is necessary and fitting that they be installed into office in a ceremony during the worship service. Our Church Order, on the basis of Scripture, requires such…

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The Election and Installation of Deacons (3): The Council’s Supervision

Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin. In our last article on the subject of the election and installation of deacons, we developed the biblical and confessional principle that the members of the congregation, holding the office of all believers, must be involved in this…

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The Election and Installation of Deacons (2)

Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin. In our last article we noted three biblical principles that govern the election and installation of officebearers. First, the church as a whole, not only her rulers, ought to be involved in the selection process. Second, those who…

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The Election and Installation of Deacons (1): Biblical Principles

Rev. Kuiper is pastor of the Protestant Reformed Church in Randolph, Wisconsin. We have answered the question of who may hold the office of deacon, by examining God’s requirements for deacons inActs 6 and I Timothy 3. The next question which needs answering is, how are such men to be chosen for…

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