Scripture clearly establishes the context and the role of church leadership. In this
lesson, Dr. Dever explains how the context of leadership is the congregation and how
the role of leadership is the faithful work of elders and deacons.
"What is a Healthy Church" Episode 10 - 'Leadership'
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The context for leadership in a healthy local church is the congregation.
The New Testament stresses the congregation’s role in the life of the church.
Matthew 18:15–20 is a passage about the role of the congregation: the congregation rules over escalated disputes over sin (Matt. 18:17).
Act 6:1–7 is a passage about the role of the congregation: the congregation chose the first seven deacons of the church.