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

Staff, elders, gospel workers & polity

Churches vulnerable to narcissistic leaders

Yesterday, I wrote about narcissistic leaders in the church. I outlined what narcissism is and then pointed out three ways we can limit narcissistic tendencies

How do we limit narcissistic leadership tendencies in the church?

Churches are places where it is very easy for one man to hold all the power. Even in churches with multiple elders, it is possible

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