It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up…
~ Ephesians 4: 11-12 (NIV)
One of our most important groups of people in the church is the leadership. Comprised of Elders, Deacons and Ministers, each plays a necessary role in the training and preparation of the church for the Lord’s work here at Slicer Street.
(I Timothy 3:1-7; Titus 1:6-9)
The Elders are the Shepherds of the congregation leading them in the direction of Christ through decisions made behind the scenes as well as through their own personal examples. Using the Bible as their guide, these men have committed themselves to the great responsibility of making sure the congregation here is serving each other and the community in the name of Christ.
The Ministers are the men called by God to serve a congregation in many various ways. They preach the Gospel, help lead the congregation in evangelizing the surrounding community, minister to the specific needs of the families and individuals of the church and fulfill many other various acts of service to God and the people.
(1 Timothy 3:8-13)
The Deacons are the servants of the congregation and stand in the forefront by taking on various primary responsibilities within the work of the church. Some of those ministries include Benevolence, Community Outreach, Member Visitation, Worship Scheduling, Youth, and Greeting. These men have been chosen by the congregation to help in leading and training others to carry out these various works.