This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. (1Timothy 3:1)
As Presbyterian and Reformed, the leadership offices of the church are that of elders and deacons. The Westminster Confession and Catechisms, the secondary standards of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, reflect what the Scripture teach in describing the offices of elder (teaching and ruling) and deacon.
Teaching elders are extended a call by the congregation, or the congregation and presbytery respectively, voted into the pastorate by the congregation. Ruling elders and deacons a recognized within the congregation as to their qualifications and life, and voted into their respective offices by the congregation.
Men respected as worthy of their office, serve the church in the offices under the headship of Christ. For detailed information, please see the Book of Church Order under the Standards tab at www.opc.org.