This article is written in the context of the Forcey Memorial Church in Silver Spring, Maryland. The pastor extracts biblical principles that aid in the search for a form of government that will equip the leadership of Forcey Memorial Church for a ministry sensitive to the Lord's purpose. Included is a study of the nature, interrelationships, and function of the leaders of this particular church.
This article addresses the urgent need for effective church leadership. The author investigates the function of local church leaders, observes the spiritual gifts necessary to carry out oversight ministries, and suggests ways for the local church to prepare its leaders. If biblical guidelines for church leadership are followed, churches will be able to exalt the Lord.