Anyone who has pondered the theology behind church government knows that voting is done by members who can range from non-believers who were baptized/dunked to those who are very mature. After studying the role of pastoral leadership and the theology of church government I came to the conclusion that elders should lead the church and they are to be mature believers who make disciples. Since that should be the case then why do churches have democratic voting and the majority is who holds the power to do what they want. Is that not to assume the majority are mature enough to know what is right for the church over what mature elders may decide? Does that not also leave out the rule of the elders and their authority to discipline members? So down to where the rubber meets the road. Can someone explain why would a pastor want to pastor a church where his position and responsibility can be challenged by a majority vote and not the maturity of the elders who know him best? Depending on what you read that behind this is the idea that 70-80% of the churches in America are plagued by one of more antagonists. Antagonism and division is the work of Satan.