The United Pentecostal Church International Manual, the handbook by which UPCI churches and ministers operate, notes that the organization practices a "congregational form of church government." What does this mean? More importantly, what does the Bible say about church government?
Dr. David K. Bernard looks to the New Testament for clues on how churches should be organized, operated, and led, and how it compares with the leadership structure of the UPCI and its member congregations.
For more information on this topic, see Dr. Bernard's book The Apostolic Church in the Twenty-First Century, available at PentecostalPublishing.com. Visit UPCI.org/Statements-Archive to access the UPCI's official position paper titled "Church Government."
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