Church, Leadership, and Purpose - Part 2 of 3
“Decaons Who Serve the Church - What and Who” -I Timothy 3: 8-13
In both the Old and New Testament, qualified elders led God’s people and cared for them spiritually.
2. What about deacons?
In the Old Testament
- Important to understand “echoes” of OT deacons.
In the New Testament
- Servants who care, generally serve, and allow for Elders’ focus.
3. Deacons’ roles
New Testament Church deacons:
We believe deacons have God-given heart, character, and skills to serve the Lord. We do not see in Scripture that their role includes governing and direction setting for the Church.
4. Who are deacons? (I Timothy 3:8-13)
Men and women of humility and high character who desire to serve the Church.