Elders & Deacons

ELDERS:

  • Terms ( זָקֵן ; πρεσβύτερος, ποιμήν, επίσκοπος, )
  • Elders are the officers in general charge of overseeing a congregation
  • Responsible for studying and teaching the Scriptures and prayer
  • Help settle disputes in the church (Acts 15:1-6)
  • Authority structure over the church
  • They are to have the spiritual maturity and character qualifications in Scripture (Titus 1:5-9, 1 Tim. 3:1-7, 1 Peter 5:1-4)
  • contact: elders@universitybiblechurch.org

DeaconS:

  • One who serves (διάκονος)
  • Spotting and meeting tangible needs (Acts 6)
  • Protecting and promoting church unity (Acts 6)
  • Serving and supporting the ministry of the Elders.
  • They are to have the spiritual maturity and character qualifications in Scripture (1 Timothy 3:8-13)
  • contact: deacons@universitybiblechurch.org