How does the role of deacons relate to the role of elders?


What is the difference between elders and deacons?

“Elders serve by leading and deacons lead by serving.”

In this video, Matt Smethurst explains how there must be a clear distinction between the offices of elder and deacon.

Matt Smethurst

Matt Smethurst is managing editor of The Gospel Coalition and author of Deacons: How They Serve and Strengthen the Church (Crossway, 2021), Before You Open Your Bible: Nine Heart Postures for Approaching God's Word (10Publishing, 2019), and Before You Share Your Faith: Five Ways to Be Evangelism Ready (10Publishing, 2022). He is now in the process of planting River City Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia. You can find him on Twitter at @MattSmethurst.

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