Church Structure

  1. Members
    1. Every believer able to make spiritual decisions, I Corinthians 1:30
    2. Local Body chose own officers, Acts 6:1-6
    3. Messengers were elected, II Corinthians 8: 19, 23
    4. Receiving of members, Romans 14:1; I Timothy 5:9-10
    5. Dismissal of members, I Corinthians 5:1-13
    6. Members readmitted, II Corinthians 2:6-11
    7. Solved disputes, Acts 15
    8. Were born again, II Peter 1:10; II Corinthians 13:5
    9. Were baptized, Acts 2:41
    10. Characteristics
      1. Disciples, Acts 20:7
      2. Children, John 11:52
      3. Sheep, John 10:16
      4. Saints, Romans 1:7
      5. Stones, I Peter 2:5
      6. Bride, Revelation 21:2,9
      7. Members, Romans 12:5
  2. Pastor=Bishop=Elder
    1. Pastor (shepherd)
      1. Feeds the flock, not himself from the flock, Ezekiel 34:2-4
      2. Protects
      3. Loves and leads sheep, John 10
      4. Called of God (desire), I Timothy 3
      5. Blameless (above reproach)
      6. One wife
      7. Vigilant (temperate)
      8. Sober (sensible)
      9. Good behavior
      10. Hospitable (love people, open)
      11. Visits with members, Jeremiah 23:1-2
      12. Watchman, Isaiah 56:10
    2. Bishop (Head)
      1. Overseer, I Peter 5:2
      2. Leader, moderator
      3. Blameless, Titus 1:5-7
    3. Elder (faith)
      1. Not a novice (spiritual age) - Double Salary (I Timothy 3:12-18)
  3. Deacons, I Timothy 3; Acts 6:3
    1. Blameless in marriage
    2. Responsibility (servant)
    3. Honest
    4. Full of Holy Spirit
    5. Full of wisdom
    6. Grave
    7. Non-alcoholics
    8. Not greedy
    9. Proven
    10. Ruler at home
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