Hello, I ask this maybe silly question beecause I'm not sure. A little back ground, I am part of a group who have just split from a IFCA church. Our pastor (a good Baptist) is working to plant a new Baptist Church. I am part of a group of men who are working on the new churche's by-laws and constitution, big job by itself. My problem is do my beliefs fit in with the baptist beliefs. 1. I am a no point Calvinist. 2. And it seems by reading many different Baptist Church Constitutions that the baptist think deacons are God gifted rulers. Deacons are servants not rulers, this is what split our chuch to start with. I believe in the position of Deacon but not the office of, nor board of. Can I honestly work to start a new Chuch if the pastor and men want a Office of Deacons? Other Questions to follow.