I trust you are seeing a biblical pattern in this list. That is intentional. Points1 through 5 make it natural for the local church to be self-governing. Just as a reminder, here is the list again.
On Paul’s first missionary journey, there were three things he did (Acts 14:22-23):
Have the pastor(s), elders and deacons of your church taken time to examine this biblical model?
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