This article concerns itself with the French Reformed church polity and church government. Important decisions concerning church government were taken at the First National Synod of the Reformed Churches of France, which was held in Paris from May 25 to 28, 1559. A Presbyterian form of church government was chosen instead of an Episcopalian.
This article looks at the Roman Catholic concept of apostolic succession. It explores how this concept emerged out of an episcopalian church government and an understanding of the interconnection of Christ and his church. It then follows up with what evangelicals believe concerning apostolicity, namely, the Word-centredness of the church that has as its focus the writings of the apostles.