Is our model of church governance biblical? Like so many things there are biblical principles in the way Churches of Christ lead the congregation but we also find some areas lacking.

In my experience we focus almost exclusively on what it takes to get in (the checklists in the pastorals) but pay little attention to the character and qualities of those who are elders/shepherds.

If we want a biblical model for leadership we have to pay attention to the whole of scripture on the subject of church leadership. We will be exploring church governance in July. I believe it is one of the areas that is really holding us back as a movement and the way forward involves taking into account more scripture, not less.