Elders and Deacons
Elders are called to shepherd the congregation. They mediate the pastoral care of Christ to the church.
- Leading the church (1 Peter 5.1-4)
- Teaching the church (1 Timothy 3.2; Titus 1.9)
- Caring for the church (Hebrews 13.17)
- Protecting the church (Acts 20.28)
Deacons are called to serve the congregation. They mediate the servanthood of Christ to the church.
- Ministry of mercy (Acts 6.1-4)
- Example of servanthood (Mark 10.45)