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. (now to be mistaken with "elder board" mentality.)

  • Elders

     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. 

  • Deacons

    1 Timothy 3:8-12 Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate and trustworthy in everything. A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well. Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus.