Hi everybody...This is one of two similar threads that I am posting both here and in the "Other Christian Denominations" Forums. What I'd like to see is a discussion of what you believe about the topic of (Biblical) church "government" or leadership such as (for example) Pastor/Bishop/Deacon, Elder/pastor, congregational,etc. What do you believe is the Biblical form of church leadership/government?Also...what is the type and scope of any Biblical authority that they bear or can exercize over the assembly? Most importantly, what is the Biblical justification (chapter and verse) for what you believe as opposed to something that is just done by tradition? This topic has been touched on lately in several other threads so lets discuss it here in depth. One other thing...as I did in the other thread, please include your denominational affiliation (SBC,Regular,IFB,Reformed,Free Will, etc.) if possible just for the sake of comparison. Thanks and God Bless All. Bro.Greg Perry Sr.