Sierra Vista Community Church
Chosen To Serve
Deacon Ordination Ceremony
Locations & Times
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  • Sierra Vista Community Church
    514 N Telshor Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88011, United States
    Sunday 10:00 AM
Why do we have Elders and Deacons?
“Then the Twelve summoned the whole company of the disciples and said, “It would not be right for us to give up preaching about God to handle financial matters. Therefore, brothers, select from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Spirit and wisdom, whom we can appoint to this duty. But we will devote ourselves to prayer and to the preaching ministry.” (Acts 6:2-4)

How are the Elders and Deacons selected?
“This saying is trustworthy: “If anyone aspires to be an overseer, he desires a noble work.” (1 Timothy 3:1)

God calls them. (Acts 20:28; Ephesians 4:11)
Church members recognize their calling and recommend them. (Acts 6:5-6)
Elders (Paul and Barnabas) appoint/choose them. (Acts 14:23)

At SVCC, the Elders and Deacons consider those who “aspire” to be an elder or deacon, with deacons being recommended by the congregation.

What are the expectations of Elders and Deacons? See text: 1 Timothy 3:1-13
What is expected of their spouses? 1 Timothy 3:11
What are the responsibilities of our Elders and Deacons?

Elders:
Ruben Ortega - Pastor & 1st among the Elders (Teaching, Prayer, Member Care); Wife: Gayla
Evan Merewether - Treasurer, Administrator, Prayer, Member Care; Wife: Blanca
Gary Johnson - Church Safety, Member Care; Wife: Judy
Julian Serrano -Church health, Member Care; Wife: Tarci

Deacons:
Jim Carlile - Deacon (Chair)
Dustin Martinez – Deacon; Wife: Jolene

Online Giving

Thank you for partnering with us with your tithes and offerings! Please follow the link to give online.

http://give.svccfamily.org

Capital Campaign

We are raising funds to update the children's playground by replacing the sand with artificial grass. Thank you for helping us purchase projectors for the Worship Center! Please follow the link to give above and beyond your tithe, or regular financial commitment. To God be the glory!

http://offering.svccfamily.org