Standards For Every Day

I was reading in the New Testament Book of Titus recently.  It was there that I read the blog_align_to_standardsqualifications for Elders found in Chapter one.  As an ordained Deacon and Elder, these verses are always humbling to me as I read them.

There are three offices noted in the New Testament for the local church: Pastor; Elder (also known as Bishop or overseer); and Deacon.  Additional qualifications can be found in 1 Timothy 3.  The Pastor’s responsibilities are to preach the Word, counsel, and provide direction for the congregation.  The Elder’s responsibilities are to set a Godly example, govern the congregation, protect the congregation, and teach the Word.  The Deacon’s responsibilities are to be a servant, to help meet the needs of the congregation.  They, too, are to be Godly examples. Continue reading