Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, 
To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons… (Philippians 1:1)

The Scriptures teach that Christ instituted the church and the government of the church. The church is to be served and led by elected and ordained officers. Elders are servant leaders who rule and shepherd the flock, and deacons are servant leaders who oversee the giving and distributing of gifts, the mercy needs of the church, and the facility.