Word of Grace Church recognizes the two Biblical leadership roles as found in Scripture, Elders, and Deacons. We also hold to the Biblical precedent of plurality of elder leadership.
Jesus Christ, the Savior, the Risen Lord, is the Bridegroom and Head of the church. Christ mediates His authority on earth to His bride (the church universal) in local bodies (assemblies). Christ delegates his authority to righteous men to be His under-shepherds. The calling and appointing of men who meet the biblical standards found in scripture are to shepherd, oversee and lead local church bodies.