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

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

Appointing and working with staff

Not that plural

Most Nonconformist churches assent to the idea of a plurality of elders leading the local church. But I have found many who perceive of plurality

A polity to avoid like the plague

I have been writing a lot about ecclesiology and polity lately. I didn’t intend to but one post became another and so it goes on.