Contributed by Ed Vasicek on Feb 16, 2015
Although many church events and ministries are organized informally, God has appointed two kinds of official, recognized leadership for the local church: shepherds and servants, also known as Elders and Deacons (including deaconesses).
Elders, Deacons, and Deaconesses
(I Timothy 3:1-13)
1. Every church is different in some way when it comes to dividing up responsibilities.
2. The little church in the suburbs suddenly stopped buying from its regular office supply dealer. So, the dealer telephoned Deacon Brown to ask why.