Comparison of Elder and Deacon

Elders and deacons are on the same team; however, deacons do not have equal authority with elders.

  1. Deacons are appointed because there is a service to be rendered.
  2. They should not be appointed just to say the church has deacons.
  3. Authority is given to the deacons by the eldership, to perform a service or to do a specific work in the church.
  4. Deacons have no authority in the governing of the church.
  5. They only have as much authority as the eldership gives them.