Category Archives: Church Government

Qualifying A Congregation For Elders

If elders are going to function as the Lord would have them to, then they must be working within a congregation that is willing to cooperate with the nature of their work. Just as there are good congregations languishing without spiritual leadership because no one is qualified to serve in that capacity, there are also congregations that are not qualified to have the type of leadership that our Lord has commanded, simply because they would not subject themselves to that leadership. What is the responsibility of a congregation to its elders (bishops, overseers, pastors)?

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Government In The Lord’s Church

Let’s begin by pointing out what systems of government do not exist. First, she is not an “authoritarian” institution: characterized by demanding unquestioning obedience from her members, like a dictatorship. Secondly, she is not a “democracy”: a government by the members through elected officials. Third, she is not “totalitarian” in nature: imposing authority that exercises absolute and centralized control over all aspects of the lives of her members.

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