Elder & Deacon Election Information

Elder & Deacon Nomination

Elders function primarily as discerners and spiritual guardians of the church. They function as shepherds for the entire church. Elders pray for the sick, provide examples to the congregation of godly leadership, and oversee church discipline. Deacons are the servant-ministers of the church. Their purpose is to help serve our church family and to support the Elders of the multitude of practical duties of caring for the flock.

Nominations for elders and deacons will open beginning September 1, 2019, and will close on September 29, 2019.

Prior to nominating a deacon or elder please make sure the following conditions are met:

  • You have received the nominee's permission.
  • You have read 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9 if you are nominating an elder.  If you are nominating a deacon you have read 1 Timothy 3:8-13 and Acts 6:1-7. The man you are nominating must meet the qualifications outlined in Scripture.
  • The man you are nominating has been a covenant member at The Orchard for at least 1 year.

If the individual you are nominating meets the qualifications outlined in Scripture and the other conditions above please click the button below to submit your nomination.


Nominations will be handled through the elder board upon being received. If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to us at

Elder & Deacon Application

Any man can submit an application to be considered for a deacon or elder position at The Orchard. They do not need to be nominated by someone to submit an application. However, a completed application is required for each prospective candidate to be considered.

Prior to submitting your application, you must meet the conditions listed in the nomination section above.

Applications to be processed for 2019 elections must be submitted prior to October 20, 2019.