NEW COVENANT ASSEMBLY
1 Corinthians 11:1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.
A elder is a position of church governance, elected by the congregation to fulfill the leading, teaching, praying, preaching and pastoral roles in the church. In doing this, the elder is both Christ’s authority in the church and under the authority of Christ.
The term deacon comes from the Greek word diákonos meaning “servant” or “minister.” The word, which appears at least 29 times in the New Testament, designates an appointed member of the local church who assists by serving other members and meeting material needs.