The New Testament refers to the role of a deacon or a deaconess in the early church. The New Testament uses three primary words in the Greek that refer to the role and function, and all of them revolve around the idea of service or servant. At Crosspoint, we use the term ‘ministry leader’ rather than deacon and deaconess, but the function and purpose is the same. Ministry leaders are servant leaders who help facilitate and lead areas of ministry in the local church. The New Testament is not explicitly clear on what specific roles the servant leaders are called to, so each local church is given freedom to determine what is most appropriate for their ministry and context. Just as with the qualifications of elders/pastors, the New Testament emphasis on leadership is on the character and way of life of the leader (1 Timothy 3:8-12).
OUR MINISTRY LEADERS