The leadership of the church at Concord is based on the pattern we find in the New Testament. God's plan for local churches includes oversight provided by elders (1 Tim 3:1-7; Tit 1:5-9). In the Bible these men are referred to as “shepherds” or “pastors” (Eph 4:11), “bishops” or “overseers” (Acts 20:28), and “leaders” (Heb 13:7; 1 Thes 5:12).
Concord church of Christ is shepherded by six men:
The word deacon in the New Testament comes from a word that means “servant” or “support.” In Acts 6:1-6, men were selected by the church in Jerusalem to make sure that the needs of the group were met. Deacons are men who meet certain God-given qualities and are chosen to fill various roles of service (1 Tim 3:8-13). Our deacons are an important part of our work and growth as a church.
The church at Concord is served by 9 deacons:
An evangelist or preacher proclaims the good news of Jesus Christ (Eph 4:11; 2 Tim 4:1-5). They are ministers (Luke 1:2; I Corinthians 3:5; II Corinthians 3:6, 6:4) of the word. To do the work of an evangelist (2 Tim 4:5) is to declare the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27), to proclaim the “good news” of the kingdom of heaven (Acts 28:30-31), and to speak the truth in love (Eph 4:15). The church at Concord currently supports two full-time and two part-time local ministers: Adam Jones, Cameron Meeks, Jeff Corey, and Richard Dowdy.