Deacons, then, serve to care for the physical and financial needs of the church, and they do so in a way that heals divisions, brings unity under the Word, and supports the leadership of the elders. Without this practical service of the deacons, the elders will not be freed to devote themselves to praying and serving the Word to people. Elders need deacons to serve practically, and deacons need elders to lead spiritually.
Saturday, November 5, 2011
We Need BOTH Elders and Deacons
I have really enjoyed reading Mark Dever's The Deliberate Church. I highly recommend this book to anyone serious about seeing a healthy church. With that being said, I like what is written about having both deacons and elders in each local church: