Are Deacons Members of the Consistory?

This article makes a plea to be consistent in separating the function of elders and deacons, thus excluding deacons from the consistory (except when they are specifically required, as stipulated by the church order). This will help each office to concentrate on their own work and calling.

Two Offices (Elders/Bishops and Deacons) and Two Orders of Elders (Preaching/Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders): A New Testament Study

This article argues for the two offices which Christ has given to His church: the office of elder, comprising of two orders (teaching elder and ruling elder); and the office of deacon.