Understanding the Congregation’s Authority
Congregational authority is less about the meetings and more about the mission.
Congregationalism has a bad rap for well-known reasons: inefficient meetings, upstart members, browbeaten ministers. But biblical congregationalism isn’t so much about the meetings. It’s about empowering the whole church to promote and protect the gospel. Pastors lead and equip. Members get to work strengthening one another and pursuing Christ’s mission in the world.
Note: Due to the fact that 9Marks is a non-denominational organization, The Church Basics Series is not branded as a 9Marks resource. However, we believe it is widely helpful to the worldwide church and commend it for use.