The Diaconate of a Presbyterian church consists of Deacons. The Deacons are elected by the Congregation and undergo training in Scripture, Church Government, Doctrine, and Roles of the Deacon and Elder. The Calling of Deacon is that of service, as well, and is not to be considered a stepping stone or training for Elder. Generally, Deacons are called to serve the physical needs of the church both corporately and individually. They must demonstrate gifts of service, mercy, helps, leadership, and administration as they care for the needy, handle funds on behalf of the congregation, and take care of the church property.
1 Timothy 3:8 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. 11 In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. 12 A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well. 13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.