Can I Nominate a Deacon for Elder?
It is time to recommend men for nomination to be elders and deacons in my congregation. While discussing this with a friend he said, “I am going to nominate Mr. X for elder”
I said, “He is already a Deacon.”
My Friend replied, ” I know, but he would make a great elder.”
Me: “True, but I have never heard of someone being in office and then being nominated for the other office…”
Friend: “Is there anything wrong with that?”
After some thought and bible reading I don’t really see anything wrong with it. Except that if he was voted in we would need to nominate a couple more for deacon. Maybe he would have to serve a longer term? If a man meets the criteria we nominate him right? So I pose my friend’s question to you, “Can I nominate a Deacon for Elder?” Does anyone know if this has happened before?