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  • 1. Characteristics of a Biblical Church from bible. org
  • 2. Concept of Church
  • 3. Traditional Model organization
  • 4. Biblical Model organism
  • 5. Believers
  • 6. Traditional Model members (as in a club)
  • 7. Biblical Model disciples of Jesus (Members of the Body)
  • 8. Head
  • 9. Traditional Model the people
  • 10. Biblical Model Jesus Christ
  • 11. Authority
  • 12. Traditional Model constitution plus “proof of text”
  • 13. Biblical Model the whole word of God
  • 14. Government
  • 15. Traditional Model Democracy {of and by people}
  • 16. Biblical Model Theocracy {of God via word and Holy Spirit}
  • 17. Selection of Leadership
  • 18. Traditional Model election
  • 19. Biblical Model Appointment {dependent on God to raise up
  • 20. Biblical Model gifted men and women and cause us to recognize them as leaders
  • 21. Basic Ministry
  • 22. Traditional Model conducting services
  • 23. Biblical Model equipping, meeting needs
  • 24. Place of Ministry
  • 25. Traditional Model church building {at stated times}
  • 26. Biblical Model anywhere {all the time}
  • 27. Primary Concern
  • 28. Traditional Model programs, things, buildings
  • 29. Biblical Model God’s glory, people
  • 30. Objective
  • 31. Traditional Model build up the local church
  • 32. Biblical Model build up the Body
  • 33. Determining Factor
  • 34. Traditional Model what the people WANT {peace at any price}
  • 35. Biblical Model what the people NEED {according to the word}
  • 36. Great Commission
  • 37. Traditional Model gets converts {addition}
  • 38. Biblical Model make disciples {multiplication}
  • 39. Field
  • 40. Traditional Model Our own area
  • 41. Biblical Model the world
  • 42. Purpose of Assembling
  • 43. Traditional Model entertainment, evangelism in the service
  • 44. Biblical Model stimulate to love and good deeds; encourage and equip the saints
  • 45. Emphasis
  • 46. Traditional Model Administrator, speaker, visitor, employee
  • 47. Traditional Model {belongs exclusively to this church}
  • 48. Biblical Model teacher, counselor, shepherd, equipper
  • 49. Biblical Model {belongs to body, works primarily with this assembly}
  • 50. Attitude toward Pastor- Teacher
  • 51. Traditional Model the minister
  • 52. Biblical Model one of “many” minister
  • 53. Board
  • 54. Traditional Model administrators, decision makers, occupied with facilities
  • 55. Biblical Model Multiplicity of leadership, unified,
  • 56. Biblical Model working together to equip the saints for ministry
  • 57. Resources
  • 58. Traditional Model Human ingeniuty, available funds, etc.
  • 59. Biblical Model Word, Holy Spirit, Spiritual gifts and ministries
  • 60. Methodology
  • 61. Traditional Model What we’re used to, feel comfortable with
  • 62. Biblical Model Whatever the situation demand as long as it is
  • 63. Biblical Model True to God’s Word and honors the Lord
  • 64. Procedures
  • 65. Traditional Model beg, plead, cajole, etc for workers
  • 66. Biblical Model Trust God to raise gifted individuals
  • 67. Biblical Model {if He isn’t interested, we wont be}
  • 68. Leadership given to
  • 69. Traditional Model anyone willing
  • 70. Biblical Model faithful, available, teachable people
  • 71. Finances
  • 72. Traditional Model needs dealt with only with available funds
  • 73. Biblical Model determine needs, then trust God to
  • 74. Biblical Model work through His people
  • 75. Finances
  • 76. Traditional Model needs dealt with only with available funds
  • 77. Biblical Model Determine needs, then trust God to work His people
  • 78. Staff
  • 79. Traditional Model Hired employees who carry out the policies set
  • 80. Traditional Model by the people through the board
  • 81. Biblical Model associates for full time involvement, a
  • 82. Biblical Model team to assist in functioning of the Body
  • 83. Salaries
  • 84. Traditional Model Determine by “what I make” or “what I think”
  • 85. Traditional Model {staff viewed as employees hired by men}
  • 86. Biblical Model determined by biblical principles
  • 87. Biblical Model e.g. Tim. 5:17-18 staff viewed as those sent by God
  • 88. Biblical Model to whom the assembly bears responsibility
  • 89. Attitude
  • 90. Traditional Model conditional acceptance
  • 91. Biblical Model unconditional acceptance
  • 92. Ultimate Concern
  • 93. Traditional Model our church, what others think
  • 94. Biblical Model exalting Christ, what God says
  • 95. Result
  • 96. Traditional Model Rev. 3:1b like the church at Sardis:
  • 97. Traditional Model you are alive, but you are dead
  • 98. Biblical Model Eph 4:14-16 Body built to maturity
  • 99. Biblical Model functioning as God’s intends