Jesus calls qualified men to lead his church as elders, whom we also call pastors. Qualifications for eldership are found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, and include leading their families well, a record of serving Jesus well both in the church and in everyday life, a thorough knowledge of the Bible and a mature Christian walk, and a good reputation both in and out of the church. The primary duties of elders include praying and studying Scripture, leading the vision of the church, caring for the people of the church, teaching, living lives that are exemplary, protecting the people of the church from false doctrine and teachers, and developing other leaders.
KURT HANNAH | Founding & Lead Pastor, Missio Dei Central
JUSTIN RAHMES | Executive Pastor at Missio Dei Central
MATT KORTE | Lead Pastor, Missio Dei West
MIKEY CONRAD | Pastor, Missio Dei Central
BEN KELLY | Pastor, Missio Dei Central
JORDAN BOYD | Pastor, Missio Dei Central
TANNER DANIELS | Communications Director, Missio Collective & Responsive Arts Director, Missio Dei Central
Jesus calls qualified men and women to lead his church as deacons, a word that is literally translated as “servants.” The office of deacon is first mentioned in Acts 6. As the burden of ministry grew for the early church, elders, in addition to prayer, study, leading, and teaching, were also taking on large workloads to serve the needy in the church and handle the administrative functions of the church. As a solution, the elders appointed deacons to assist the elders in these responsibilities. At Missio deacons assist the elders in the day-to-day functions of church administration and activity. Qualifications for deacons are found in 1 Timothy 3 and include integrity, generosity, soberness, a clear understanding of the Bible, a well-ordered home, and a good reputation both in the church and outside the church.
Michael & Chelsea Flahive