Hello to everyone! I really enjoy reading the discussions here and have a question of my own. I recently was ordained as a Deacon by my former church (an SBC Church) in Texas and have since moved due to job transfer. My question is this, Once ordained as a Deacon I believe that is a lifetime responsibility that I have accepted. But I also do not believe that just because you were a Deacon in one church, you automatically are a Deacon in any other church you join until that congregation votes to accept you as a Deacon. How do I go about letting the new church now that I was ordained without making it sound like I'm trying to automatically join the deacon body. I guess what I'm asking is what is the proper proceedure for a Deacon moving his membership?