Jesus Christ is the head of the church (Ephesians 5:23). He expects every church to follow His leadership. Thus, at MBBC we honestly seek the Lord’s will in everything we do. That makes us a theocracy, God ruled, rather than a democracy, autocracy, oligarchy, or any other type of government.
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 aspect of church affairs (Acts 6:1-6).