At Hilltop, our leadership team consists of elders, deaconesses and deacons.
As a team, the elders seek to provide spiritual care and oversight for the church family. They seek to devote themselves to prayer and to the study and teaching of God's Word, the Bible. This takes place during Sunday worship services, small groups, times of personal study and prayer, and in discipling relationships. Elders help establish overall direction and goals for the church. And they seek to provide congregational care through visitation.
As a team, the deaconesses and deacons seek to ensure that the church's practical needs are met. This frees the elders to give focussed attention to the spiritual care and direction of the church. Deacons and deaconesses seek to provide oversight for the regular maintenance of the building and property and provide proper care of all funds received. Deacons and deaconesses also provide a ministry of visitation and dispersal of benevolent care.