What Are Deacons? (CrossWay)


Key Passages: Passages that refer to “deacons,” using this word “servant” in a more official capacity to refer to a position within the church, are 1 Tim 3:8-13 and Phil 1:1. Other passages that possibly refer to deacons are Acts 6:1-7; Rom 16:1.

1 Timothy 3.8-13 – 8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. 12 Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well. 13 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.

CrossWay’s Deacons & Elders Manual.

CrossWay Milwaukee Baptism Class

The following is a playlist of videos working through CrossWay’s Baptism Class material (updated 11/2020). More videos will be added to the playlist as the class proceeds. 


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The consistent pattern throughout the New Testament is that those who believe in Jesus get baptized. In this way, baptism serves as something of an identifier of those who follow Jesus and have been united to Him by faith. This online video series covers the material from our Baptism Class. If you are a professing believer who has not yet been baptized, we highly encourage you to join us for this class to learn more about baptism and consider taking this step. This class is required at CrossWay for those seeking to be baptized and join the church through baptism.

CrossWay Milwaukee Membership Class

The following is a playlist of videos working through CrossWay’s Membership Class material (updated 10/2020). More videos will be added to the playlist as the class proceeds. 


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At CrossWay, we believe it is the Biblical pattern and privilege for every believer to publicly join themselves to a local church. This class helps attendees learn more about our church and what it means to become a member at CrossWay.

Ecclesiology (Church) in the Midst of a Pandemic (Coronavirus, Ep. 3)

As churches move online in the face of Sunday closures, it should cause us to ask, “What is the church in the midst of a pandemic?” Our current circumstances raise questions about what it means to be the church–questions that have always existed, with an underlying theology that’s always been at play, but are now being forced into our immediate purview in light of our situation.

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God’s Vision for the Church, Pt. 2 (Church Theology, Ep. 4)

Kirk and Dan continue their discussion on God’s vision for the church by asking some diagnostic questions that help us consider what it looks like for us to pursue this vision in our own life.

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