The elder must hold firm to the trustworthy word that was taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it. Titus 1:9
We practice an elder-led form of government. Elders are ministers of the Word and servant-leaders. Deacons are ministers of mercy who also manage practical matters so the elders may devote themselves to prayer, ministry of the Word, and the spiritual wellbeing of the church.