Through Leadership God Establishes, God sets the Church’s program
Elders: Our Heavenly Father Forgives and Delivers us from Evil
Deacons: Our Heavenly Father Gives us our Daily Bread
Family Discussion Questions:
- What is an elder's responsibility? What are other words for elders in Scripture?
- What does the office of elder tell us about what God finds to be important for the church?
- What is a deacon's responsibilty? What does the word deacon literally mean?
- Why would "mercy ministry" be a good description for the deacon's primary role?
- What does the establishment of deacons tell us about the kind of family God wants the church to be?
- What would a church need to prove before taking on projects that were not having to do with Word ministry or Mercy ministry?
- How might deacon work look different today than it did in Jerusalem and Ephesus in the first century?