ELDERS AND DEACONS IN THE CHURCH
Church leadership and oversight is designed by God to edify the body. Men and women who are servants lead Godís people by example and by teaching. Jesus is the only head of the church. Men who try to rule with their own authority, removed from the authority of Jesus given in the Bible, cause problems in the church.
The church is blessed when it follows Godís plan to have the church led by mature men who are honestly following Jesus in their lives. Godly women have a great role in teaching, training, and personal evangelism. While they are not to have authority over their husbands, they have very important work in the church as servants and teachers.
The aim of these lessons is to remind you of the principles of leadership and service that you have already studied, and to encourage you to respect Godís plan for church edification.