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Organization of the Church

Elders

Each local congregation of the Lord’s Church is overseen by 2 or more elders (Acts 14:23).  Each one of these men must meet the qualifications set forth in 1st Timothy chapter 3 and Titus chapter 1.  Their oversight is limited to their local congregation.

 

Deacons

A local congregation can have any number of deacons.  These are men who also must meet qualifications which are found in 1st Timothy chapter 3:8-13.  Their work is a work of service for the congregation and the individual members who make it up.  They also are under the oversight of the elders.