Topical Index – 1500 Principles
CHURCH, LEADERSHIP (See LEADERSHIP; COMMUNICATION)
Acts; Principle #12; Acts 6:1-7; p. 1490
Leadership Priorities: Spiritual shepherds in the church are to maintain biblical priorities.
Acts; Principle #27; Acts 14:19-23; p. 1506
Qualified Spiritual Leaders: To lead people to become mature disciples of Jesus Christ, we must select and appoint qualified spiritual leaders in every local church.
1 Thessalonians; Principle #3; 1 Th. 2:7-12; p. 1660
God's Household Model: For local church leaders to function effectively, they must understand God's plan for leadership in the family.
1 Timothy; Principle #12; 1 Tim. 5:17-20; p. 1680
Elder/Overseer Functions: Local church leaders should govern properly, providing adequate remuneration and protection as well as proper discipline.
2 John; Principle #2; 2 Jn. 7-11; p. 1771
Rejecting False Teaching: As communities of faith, we must not allow anyone to preach and teach if they deny that Jesus Christ is God who became flesh.
3 John; Principle #2; 3 Jn. 5-12; p. 1774
Hospitality and Generosity: Those qualified believers who devote large amounts of time to ministry and have personal financial needs should be cared for by the church body.
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