Jesus Christ is the head of the church (Ephesians 5:23). He expects every church to follow His leadership. Thus, at MBBC we sincerely seek the Lord’s will in everything we do. That makes us a theocracy, God ruled, rather than a democracy, autocracy, or oligarchy.
Jesus sent the Holy Spirit to administrate the affairs of the church. The Holy Spirit guides church decisions. Acts 13:2-4 shows us our example to follow when the Holy Spirit told the prophets and teachers of the church at Antioch that Barnabus and Saul were being called to do a work. This is typical of how the Holy Spirit administrates the work of Christ in His church.
The Holy Spirit appoints men, called overseers, in the church to guide and instruct the congregation (Acts 20:28). These men are responsible to oversee or supervise the work of Christ in the lives of the church members. The office of the bishop, or pastor, is for experienced men, appointed by God, and who meet the qualifications cited in First Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. The work of this office is a big responsibility, and those in position of oversight must give account to God (Hebrews 3:17).
Another group of ordained men, called deacons, must meet similar qualifications and be appointed by the Holy Spirit (First Timothy 3:8- 13). The work of the deacon, in addition to proclaiming the Word of God (Acts 6:8-15), includes supervising the physical operations of the church (Acts 6:1-6).
MINISTRY TEAM LEADERS
At MBBC, the Lord has guided us to provide a staff of leaders called ministry team leaders. Every member of the church has a ministry team leader. These leaders are a further extension of pastoral oversight to ensure that every member is receiving a ministry and challenge to grow and to serve. The pastoral staff of MBBC wants every member to reach their fullest potential in Christ.
In addition to ministry team leaders, many church members provide leadership over various ministries and activities that minister to specific needs and interests. All members are encouraged to assume some responsibility in church ministries to aid in personal spiritual growth as well as to provide ministry for the spiritual needs of others.