Looking at the Belgic Confession Article 30, Scripture (Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:8-13) and church history, the author of this article maintains that elders and deacons are called to work together. Though each have specific duties, there area also duties which require them to collaborate. The work of deacons and elders manifests the work of Christ; therefore, their relationship with each other is crucial to the church.
Source: Standard Bearer, 2007. 4 pages.