Deacon Run Churches: Are They Biblical?


Louis Love, Tony Carter, and Thabiti Anyabwile come up on The Front Porch to chop it up about elders and deacons — the two offices the Bible prescribes. The brothers discuss how many churches in the African-American context are suffering from deacons who try to run the church and feel like it’s their job to keep the pastor. Yet they also share and encourage biblical uses of the office: that is to be servants of mercy, servants who lead to meet the practical needs of the church. This conversation is crucial when you consider that the “health of a church boils down to the health of its government.” Perhaps you’re in a healthy church, or a Word of Faith church where the pastor has too much power, or a deacon-run church. Wherever you’re at, c’mon up on The Front Porch and join the conversation.

Make sure to peep Thabiti Anyabwile’s book, Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons.

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The Front Porch was started by Louis Love, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Tony Carter. Holler at us on Twitter: @TalkOnThePorch

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2 responses to “Deacon Run Churches: Are They Biblical?”

  1. […] Deacon Run Churches: Are they Biblical? – Many churches are ran by deacons. However, is this a biblical form of church government?  Louis Love, Tony Carter, and Thabiti Anyabwile discuss the offices of elders and deacons in an interview over at The Front Porch. […]

  2. […] conversation was posted on The Front Porch last August between Tony Carter, Thabiti Anyabwile, and Louis Love on the subject of church […]

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