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Biblical Requirements and Responsibilities of Deacons in the Church

Scripture tells us almost nothing about the selection, work, and office of the deacon. In the early church, deacons were church officers—third to bishops and elders—and they had to be obeyed and respected “as Jesus Christ.”  (Tabb, B. J. (2016). Deacon.) Mounce (Pastoral Epistles) points out that at one point the deacon was over the…

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Local Leaders in Community

I have my tri-fold assumptions in place: (1) the Church is made up of people; (2) that the Church could only come into being after certain historical requirements were in place; and (3) that the Church’s leadership is divine—God is the Church’s true leader. The goal of the Church is found in glorifying God via…

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