The first question we might ask about policy making in the church is “why?” — Why should a church need to make policies? We could respond that . . .
Since God’s Word compares the Church to the human body (1 Cor. 12), consider this: The human body is designed to function a certain way and has systems within it to help it do that. If there’s a blockage or some sort of problem, the body will shut down or try to compensate for it in ways for which it was not intended, thus becoming unhealthy or dysfunctional. Similarly, God designed the Church to . . .
The Great Commission provides the big picture that should be behind policies. The Great Commission begins, “Then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me'” (Matt. 28:18) . . .
Some Christians will struggle with the idea of making policies in the Church. One of the reasons for such an aversion to policy making is that we are free in Christ. And, I would have to agree that there is a problem with policy making if the policies . . .
Christ-like leaders are full of integrity. They do not try to cover over or deceive others, saying one thing and meaning another. . . . Policy-making is one of those areas in which it could be easy for a leader to have hidden agendas.
. . . Christ-like leaders exercise both grace and truth, even when it comes to policy-making.
Churches that are all about grace tend to be churches with . . .