CHURCH LEADERSHIP

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ELDERS

  • Advisor to the church and pastor
  • Ambassador for Christ in the church and community
  • Authority over teaching, church discipline, pastoral leadership, and overseeing budgets

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF DEACONS

  • To be a servant in ministry that takes care of the physical and logistical needs of the church so that the elders (and pastors) can concentrate on their primary calling, the Word of God and prayer.
  • There are four areas of ministry that the deacons oversee:
    • HELPS
    • MERCY
    • STEWARDSHIP
    • PROPERTY

QUALIFICATIONS FOR ELDERS AND DEACONS

According to 1 Timothy 3:1-12, Acts 6:1-7  and Titus 1:5-9, the qualifications for a person currently holding a position of leadership as an elder or a deacon should include the following:

  • Above Reproach
  • Husband of one wife
  • Temperate
  • Self-controlled
  • Respectable
  • Hospitable
  • Not given to drunkenness
  • Not violent
  • Gentle
  • Not quarrelsome
  • Not a lover of money
  • Manages his own family well
  • Children obey him with proper respect
  • Not a new convert
  • Has a good reputation with outsiders
  • Whose children believe
  • Not self-willed
  • Not pursuing dishonest gain
  • Loves what is good
  • Sensible (Self control in NIV)
  • Upright/Just
  • Holy/Devout
  • Holding firmly to the trustworthy message
  • Full of the Spirit
  • Able to teach (Elder qualification only)

These qualities are the result of a relationship with Jesus Christ in a person’s life.

FIND US

Weekly Worship at the YMCA:

857 Promenade Walk | Fort Mill | SC 29708

Eternal Church Office:

1787 Pleasant Road | Fort Mill | SC 29708

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