There are about as many forms of church government as there are forms of national government: dictatorships (with a Pope, head bishop, or pastor with no accountability), republics (with a ruling presbytery of elders), democracies (where decisions are made by a majority vote of the congregation), or some combination thereof.
But what form of church government do we find in the New Testament? Surprisingly, it is none of the above.
In this intriguing video, Steve Atkerson, president of the New Testament Reformation Fellowship (NTRF), argues persuasively that the New Testament form of church government is elder-led congregational consensus.
Watch this fascinating video to discover why.