Deacons: The appointment of the first deacons can be found in Acts 6, and from the first 6 verses of that chapter, we see that the work of these men was to look after the temporal welfare of the local congregation, under the elders. Their qualifications can be found in I Tim. 3:8-13. Our Deacons
Elders: Luke tells us that Paul and Barnabas “appointed elders in every Church” (Acts 14:23). The elders were also known as bishops, overseers, pastors and shepherds, which provide some indication of the different aspects of the work of the one office. In essence, they are in charge of the spiritual welfare of the local congregation.