WHAT ARE ELDERS AND DEACONS?
In the Scriptures we find several groups of men called to be leaders in the Church. In Philippians 1:1 we see both Overseers and Deacons listed together, and the same is found in 1 Timothy 3:1-12. We have other titles given to the leaders in the church, those of Elder and Shepherd. In comparing the work given to Elders and Shepherds, we find they most closely line up with the work ascribed to Overseers. Thus we at Crossroads hold to a leadership style of two groups: Overseers (referred to as Elders) and Deacons.
In scripture, Christ came to serve us, and those he left in charge of his church are called to do the same. So at Crossroads our leadership team, made up of Elders and Deacons along with their wives, will strive with all they have to imitate this model of self-sacrificial love in serving those the Lord has left in our charge until he returns.