Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. For those who serve well as deacons gain a good standing for themselves and also great confidence in the faith that is in Christ Jesus.
—1 Timothy 3:8–13
Thank you for your willingness to provide feedback as we consider ordination for these men. The office of Deacon is an important role in Scripture, and in the life of the church. Therefore, we very much appreciate your input and perspective.
In light of the qualities outlined in the verses above, please indicate if you believe that these candidates meet the requirements for the office. If you have any reason that you believe that a candidate should not be ordained, please indicate that. If you have any encouraging observations for these men, please indicate those as well.