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Church Polity and Order


 

In this course you will learn the scriptural formula for running a New Testament Church.

For the Pastors, it will be useful as a manual concerning the polity of the Church, its officers and structure, and how to lead and be the leader of the congregation.  Not a dictator but a leader.  Not forcing their own ideas on the Church but rather teaching, leading, and following the scriptural mandates and arrangement commanded by the one who started the first Local Church, from which all scriptural New Testament Churches have descended, the Lord Jesus Christ himself.

For the members, it will give them added confidence in their Pastor(s) as they learn what the New Testament Church is: how it is arranged, its proper polity and order, its leaders and it ordinances, and clarification of some matters that have been clouded, and sometimes even abrogated, by heresy and man's traditions. The clarification of a wide variety of subjects and principles taught in this course will enforce their confidence that their leaders are leading in the direction and handling the affairs, growth, and details of function of the Church in a manner prescribed by God, the one who started and bought the Church corporate with His own blood which was shed in the person of Jesus Christ.
    Act 20:28 Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.