Officers of the ch., particularly of the local cong., who, according to apostolic example and precept (1 Ti 3:813), have charge of certain administrative work, notably that of assisting the servants of the Word in governing the ch., taking care of its charitable endeavors, and otherwise occupying a leading position of service in the cong. See also Diaconus; Elders, 3.
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