Characteristics of a Biblical Church

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Characteristics of a Biblical Church

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

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