Rick Warren on Congregational democracy

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Do congregations make good decisions?   Rick Warren says, no, we’ve just imposed American democracy on church: “what do the words committees, elections, majority rule, boards, board members, parliamentary procedures, voting, and vote have in common?  None of these words are found in the New Testament! We have imposed an American form of government on… Read more »

Do congregations make good decisions?

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Toward a Great Commission Resurgence identifies six “distinctives” of Baptist churches :  regenerate church membership, believer’s baptism by immersion, the priesthood of all believers, congregational church polity, local church autonomy, and liberty of conscience. One of these, I note, is almost never debated in Convention life.   “Your church membership is unregenerate” is a real insult. … Read more »