Jesus Christ is the head of the Church (Colossians 1:18). At each local expression of the Church, He calls specific followers to provide leadership and care for the church body. These leaders' primary role is to equip the church to be the church (Ephesians 4:11-13), not to attempt to take on and implement the entire ministry of the congregation by themselves.
The Bible describes two primary offices of leadership for the local church. These are Elders (synonymous with the terms overseer, shepherd and pastor) and Deacons (synonymous with the terms servant and minister).
Elders (also called “pastors” and “overseers” in the Bible) are biblically-qualified men who lead the church. The primary roles of Elders in the local church are governance and the teaching of sound biblical doctrine. Point Community's Elder Team lead together, are equal in authority and accountability, unique in function, and unified in direction and vision.
Ministers (also called “servants” or “deacons” in the Bible) are biblically-qualified men and women who carry out specific roles in the church. They are called by God and the church to equip various ministries, under the oversight of the elder team.