Elders are elected and ordained from within the congregation to give spiritual guidance, shepherd, teach, pray and set direction. At Central, elders are male and female, serve three-year terms and also function as trustees.
Deacons are elected and ordained from within the congregation to lead the congregation in compassionate service. At Central, the deacons are the front line for providing financial, material, and spiritual support to the congregation and community. Deacons typically serve three-year terms.