The Organizational Structure Of The Church
Eph. 4:11, 12
The Church of Christ belongs to Christ. Matt. 16:18
An organizational structure is a system that outlines how certain activities are directed in order to achieve the goals of the organization.
How can ministry best be organized to all the church to function and fulfill its purpose?
The most important part of the church’s structure is acknowledging the Head, Jesus Christ. Eph. 1:22, 23; Eph. 4:15, 16; I Cor. 12:12, 13
There are roles in the church.
- The Evangelist preach the word, set the church in order, help equip the saint.
- The Elders oversee, shepherd the flock, oversee ministries.
- Deacons are servants of the congregations, take their assignments from the elders, structure areas of ministries.
- Members get involve and help carry out the ministries.
What are the ministries listed in the New Testament?
- Education – Acts 2:14-36
- Evangelism – Acts 2:37-41
- Fellowship – Acts 2:42
- Benevolence – Acts 2:43-45
- Worship – Acts 2:46-47
Our purpose is to please and glorify God. Isa. 43:4, 21; I Cor. 10:31
Only be achieved by spiritual minded men and women. I Cor. 2:14; Rom. 8:5, 6
The example of Ezra – Ezra 8:15-30
The example of Moses – Ex. 18:23-23
The church must have an organized structure that enables and help the congregation carry out the work of the church.
If the leaders are not providing opportunities for the members to serve, we are stifling our members’ spiritual growth and we are stifling the work of the church.