Sermons on Biblical Eldership
A deacon is an office in the church with a special focus on practical and more material needs.
Congregational authority and strong leadership under that authority are not incompatible. They are biblical, and they are vital.
Elders must lead the church in times of blessing and of refinement.
Being responsible parents is a serious business. Far more serious than most of us think.
There were two ongoing offices in the NT church for the management and care of the church: elders and deacons.
When the Chief Shepherd comes, he is going to call elders to account and say, "Did you feed my sheep?"