Elders and deacons are on the same team; however, deacons do not have equal authority with elders.
- Deacons are appointed because there is a service to be rendered.
- They should not be appointed just to say the church has deacons.
- Authority is given to the deacons by the eldership, to perform a service or to do a specific work in the church.
- Deacons have no authority in the governing of the church.
- They only have as much authority as the eldership gives them.