Elders & Deacons
As Christians we strive to observe God’s plan for the organization of the church. The New Testament teaches that:
* The head of the church is Christ (Ephesians 5:23).
* Each congregation having men who meet the necessary qualifications must have elders (I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:5-9; I Peter 5:1-5).
* Deacons are to be appointed to carry out special areas of work (Philippians 1:1; Acts 6:1-3).
* Members work in subjection to the authority of the elders as long as their decisions are in agreement with New Testament teaching (Hebrews 13:17).
We rejoice that here at 39th Street we have grown as a congregation to have this organization.