We believe the model for leadership put forth by Paul in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 2 is to have the following:
Elders - (also today called shepherds, pastors,overseers) watch over the care of the flock.
Deacons - are servants responsible for various areas of the church's work.
Minister - servant whose specific talents are used in administration, teaching, and evangelization.
Scripture Concerning Elders:
"Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. 2 Now the overseer is to be above reproach, husband of one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) 6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. 7 He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap." - 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Scripture Concerning Deacons:
"8 In the same way, deacons are to be worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine,and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9 They must keep hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 They must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let them serve as deacons. 12 A deacon must be faithful to his wife and must manage his children and his household well.13 Those who have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in their faith in Christ Jesus." - 1 Timothy 3:8-10,12-13
Scripture Concerning Minister:
"In the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who will judge the living and the dead, and in view of his appearing and his kingdom, I give you this charge: 2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction. 3 For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. 4 They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths. 5 But you, be sober in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry." - 2 Timothy 4:1-5
The Myers family have been at Washington Church of Christ since 1992. Drew has served as an Elder since November 2009.
Paul and his family joined the congregation in August 2018. We are excited to welcome Paul, his wife, Amy, and their daughters.
Bill has been a longtime member at Washington Church of Christ. His primary service role is in the area of treasury and finance. More info on his history is coming soon.
Art has been a longtime member at Washington Church of Christ. his primary role is in oversight of the Young At Heart ministries.
More info on his history is coming soon.
The Taber family has been with the Washington Church since July 1994. Coy has served as an Elder since February 2013.
Dene has been a longtime member of Washington Church of Christ.
The Kellers began attending Washington Church of Christ in 1987. Warren has served as deacon since January 2012. His primary role is serving in the area of benevolence.
Russell has been a longtime member at Washington Church of Christ.
Mark has been attending Washington Church of Christ since 1974. In 1990 he began serving as deacon. His primary service is in building and grounds.