Our Theology of Leadership
Philippians 1:1 says, “Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, with the overseers and deacons…”
The Church is not a building or a business. Rather, the church is a people (1 Peter 2:9-10) who are family (Eph 2:19). And like any family, leadership is needed and necessary for the health and wellbeing of the family.
Within the church family, God has established two official offices of leadership: elders (overseers) and deacons. In his greeting to the Philippian church, Paul also includes mention of the saints, who are essentially the members of the church.