Our Structure

OUR STRUCTURE AND FORM OF GOVERNMENT:

 
Every church needs accountability, and our church is no different. As part of the Assemblies of God, we follow a biblical framework for organization and church government.

CHRIST THE HEAD In our Fellowship, Christ is recognized as the head of the church. He is supreme; and His life is the pattern for all ministry and conduct of the Church (Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18).

ELECTED LEADERSHIP Our pastor is elected locally by our congregation, and leads through preaching and teaching of the Word, as well as by example. Our pastor of also responsible for much of the public ministry and day-to-day functions of the church. We also elect a board of deacons to assist the pastor in spiritual matters and to help conduct the business operation of our church

(Ephesians 4:11, 12; 1 Timothy 3:8-13).

SOVEREIGN MINISTRY Our church, like others in our Fellowship, is designed to be autonomous. In reaching the point of being self-supporting and self-governing, we build, purchase and hold title to our own property, and develop ministries locally that best serve our church and community. In this process we continue to adhere to our Fellowship’s Statement of Fundamental Truths and a biblical approach to ministry.

(Our Church and Fellowship. Springfield, MO: Gospel Publishing House, 2010.)
 

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