Church polity seeks to answer the question: how does Christ want things done in his church? This article shows that the fact that the church is one, holy, apostolic, and catholic has a beaning on the churches working together. These characteristics of the church call for a bond of churches. This article explains.
Church government has its foundation in the truth that Christ is the head of the church. This article explains that a hierarchy system is against Christ’s way of ruling his church. It looks at the historical development of hierarchy and explains the meaning of the word "bishop" in relation to elder.