DiT (Deacons in Training)
Deacon in Training (DiT) - Guidelines for Consideration
Mission Statement: To recruit, train, and mentor young men of Abba’s House in the duties and responsibilities of a Deacon, a servant-leader.
Becoming a Deacon in Training (DiT) at Abba’s House is a unique opportunity to serve God, the body of Christ, and one another. Growing spiritually and maturing as a servant of Jesus is one of the many benefits of being a DiT at Abba’s House. This program will be an awesome time of training, mentorship, and serving!
If you are interested in becoming a DiT, we would like you to carefully read Acts 6:1-7 and 1Timothy 3:8-13. We suggest you then take some time for reflection, examination of your heart, and prayer. We are not looking for perfection! All of us would like to serve our Lord more faithfully and be a better witness for Him with our lives. These scriptures will give you a refreshing look at the scriptural ideal for a DiT at Abba’s House.
Requirements for Consideration:
1. Age requirement: Must be between the ages of 12 and 21.
2. Must be a member of Abba’s House.
3. Application: Please complete all questions. (All responses will be kept confidential.)
4. Two (2) Letters of Recommendation: One from a current Abba’s House staff member and a second from an Abba’s House member (non-family member).
5. Verbal Interview: Once the Application (#3) and Letters of Recommendation (#4) are reviewed, selected candidates will be required to meet with a small group of Abba’s House Deacons for a verbal interview. This will be an informal time for the candidate and Deacons to get to know one another and ask any questions before the final selections are made.
Next Steps: Once selected, each DiT will complete a twelve (12) week training session, led and mentored by current Deacons, Staff, and/or other leaders at Abba’s House. The training will consist of six (6) classroom sessions and six (6) hands-on sessions with committees, including (but not limited to) hospitality, call center, etc. The training wrap-up will include a two (2) minute dissertation by each DiT summarizing what he has learned and how he proposes to benefit the body with that information while serving on a selected committee.
Upon completion of the training, graduates will serve routinely as greeters, parking lot attendants, ushers, call center, and other duties – all in partnership of already serving deacons. DiT graduates must recruit at least one candidate for next class and assist with class mentorship as well.
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