While the work of the deacons is to meet practical, material needs in order to enable the elders to focus on their roles
and responsibilities noted earlier, more is expected from deacons than just administrative duty. Scripture incorporates
the idea of deaconship as being both an office and a service to perform. A deacon must meet certain specific
qualifications in order to hold the office (1 Timothy 3:8-13 and Acts 6:3), which qualify the deacon to serve
the church (e.g., Acts 6:1-3 and Romans 16:1-2). Deacons are subordinate to and not independent of the leadership
of the elders but the Elder and Deacon teams work together to ensure unity and combined leadership effectiveness
in our church.
Currently we have nine deacons