|Elders of Holy Trinity Church||Deacons of Holy Trinity Church|
*also serves on pastoral team
Joe and Amy Buehler
What is an elder?
An elder at Holy Trinity Church has oversight of the flock of Christ. It is his duty to be solemn and prudent, an example to the flock, and to govern well in the house and Kingdom of Christ. Elders should, moreover, cultivate zealously their own aptness to teach the Bible and should improve every opportunity of doing so. He that fills this office should possess a competency of human learning and be blameless in life, sound in the faith and apt to teach. He should exhibit a sobriety and holiness of life becoming the Gospel. He should rule his own house well and should have a good report of them that are outside the Church.
Read the full description in Chapter 8 of our Constitution.
What is a deacon?
The office of deacon is one of sympathy and service, after the example of the Lord Jesus; it expresses also the communion of saints, especially in their helping one another in time of need. It is the duty of the Deacons to minister to those who are in need, to the sick, to the friendless, and to any who may be in distress. In the discharge of their duties the Deacons are under the supervision and authority of the Session (elders). To the office of Deacon, which is spiritual in nature, shall be chosen men and women of spiritual character, honest repute, exemplary lives, brotherly spirit, warm sympathies, and sound judgment in accordance with 1 Timothy 3:8-13.
Read the full description in Chapter 9 of our Constitution.