What are the potential issues with independency?

It’s OK to disagree sometimes

Few of us liked being disagreed with not least because we think we are right about stuff. That is, of course, the nature of believing

Membership, leadership & polity

The problem of having no defined membership

I have made the case for meaningful church membership before. It is my view that membership is biblical, making best sense of what we see

Five ways to encourage genuinely co-equal plurality among elders

Most nonconformist churches – particularly of the baptistic persuasion – believe in plural eldership. At least, we say we do. Often, our model may be

Five key questions to ask of your church polity

Tony Benn famously said there are five essential questions to ask of anybody in positions of social, economic or political power: “What power have you

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