As God’s people we live in response to who God is and what He has done in the person and work of Jesus. Jesus is the Apostle who plants a church (Heb. 3:1). Jesus is the head of the church (Eph. 1:9, 1:22–23, 4:15, 5:23) and He is the Senior Pastor who builds the church (Matthew 16:18). The elders/pastors of Soma SRV are stewards working under Jesus’ headship and authority to serve His Bride. Deacons are tasked with serving the elders and church.
The Scriptures teach that the church and the elders are to be served by qualified deacons. Deacons are to be tested for a season related to their character, competence, and capacity to serve as a deacon (I Tim 3:8-11). Upon proving qualification, deacons are tasked with serving the elders in doing justice and in leading volunteer teams in areas that impact the entire church (e.g. gatherings, events, hospitality, financial systems, etc). Churches that are able to contend for the scriptural parameters of Deaconship and contextualize for the practical issues that arise in a given context will effectively lead their church to greater fruitfulness.
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