Since deacons function like elders in many churches, the relationship between them can get confused. But we can see how they should relate to one another by again considering their distinct biblical responsibilities:
While the titles “elder” and “deacon” are not essential to the church’s ministry, there are several good reasons why churches should use these biblical titles:
In 1 Timothy 3:8-12 Paul lays out the qualifications for a deacon:
According to the New Testament, deacons are to provide material and logistical support to the church.