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What do they do?

What do deacons and elders in a church do?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 7:53 PM on Nov. 30, 2008 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • they decide on things like budget, missionary work, hiring people. things like that
    Keeely07

    Answer by Keeely07 at 7:55 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • Depends on your denomination. For Catholics elders are priests. (The English word "priest" is derivied from the Greek word presbuteros or elder.)   Deacons and priests are two of the three levels of the minsterial priesthood (the third being bishops).  They're to serve the God's people and His church.  Some priests/elders are in charge of a parish, others have different occupations and callings.  The same for deacons. 

    eringobrough

    Answer by eringobrough at 8:28 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • IN THE CHRISTIAN FAITH......Elders in our congregation have so many responsibilities. They overlook all that is going on in the congregation. They decide where the money that is donated is better spent (mortgage, electric, heat, repairs ex.) Not one person in the entire congregation is paid or gets any money for their services. NO ONE!!!!!!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:58 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • cont.When you have a problem you can go to them and talk to them and they will give you advice on how to deal with your problems using the scriptures of the bible. Everything you tell them is to be confident They will be part in the decision when you decide you want to be baptized. They will make sure you meet all the scripture requirements.They Give talks to the congregation using the scriptures often letting us know how we can apply them in our lives today.They know your name and when they see you need to be lifted up spiritually they do.They may conduct a bible study and give advice on how to teach others.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

  • cont.. And so much more i love our elders
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 PM on Nov. 30, 2008

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