Church (Universal) Governance


The building of God’s house - Ephesians 2:19-22


The purpose of the church is to make the wisdom of God known - Ephesians 3:10; I Timothy 3:15


Head

I Corinthians 11:3

The Father

Supreme

I Corinthians 15:24-27

Given all authority

Matthew 28:18; 17:5

Ephesians 1:20-23; 5:23

          Legislative

          Executive

          Judicial

The Son, Jesus Christ

Head

King

Lord

Master

Isaiah 9:6

Shepherd (John 10:11; Hebrews 13:20)

Insures accuracy of teachings

John 16:7-15

Holy Spirit

Helper

Comforter

Delegated authority

Matthew 16:19; 18:18; 19:28

I John 1:1-4; Jude 3

          Deliver mandates

          Enforce rules

Apostles and Prophets

Ambassadors

Witnesses

II Corinthians 5:20

Service

I Corinthians 15:58

Christians

Disciple

Brother and Sister, Brethren


All Christians are members of the church - Acts 2:47


Jesus is the foundation or main cornerstone - I Corinthians 3:11


The apostles and prophets are the foundation of the church - Ephesians 2:20