The polity that this fellowship follows is a type of Congregationalism. Growing up in a church/cult that followed an Episcopal polity that H.E. Dana described eloquently. “the abuse of discipline is reprehensible and destructive…” (A Theology for the Church, Daniel Akin, chap 13 pg. 837) What I had learned is that, when left to men, corrupt and fallen men, mistakes can and will be made.
Pastor Kenneth Blank and I, discussed the polity of this church at length. My main concern is the ego of men. In effort to establish humility of the servant leaders of this congregation, Christ had to be the head, always and forever. “And he is the head of the body, the church:” (Colossians 1:18, KJV Holy Bible) Which has been defined as a Presbyter Polity. In conjunction, we agreed that since we are sinful men, we should declare as a council of elders to prayer first and foremost, to council with God upon all church matters as this effects the body.
The elders being Kenneth, myself and appointed deacons. “A congregational church recognizes the congregation as the final earthly court of appeal in matters of dispute.” (A Theology for the Church, Daniel Akin, chap 13 pg. 841) All the members of this congregation can meet and speak with any elder, at will. Which certainly differs from Episcopal or that of the Mormons (still a church, but one of false doctrine) We believe we are servants and should not put on heirs of unapproachability. By the crucifixion of Christ, the veil was torn. If there is no mediator but Christ, then that is the case in the body.
What we have done is give everyone a voice in matters and a small council to sort out the concerns or needs by first prayer to our King. Petitioning the throne for guidance and presence of wisdom of the Holy Spirit to resolve all concerns. With our bibles in our hands we go to scripture to seek instruction. We come to a conclusion democratically and most importantly a godly conclusion of all matters in a polity that can only be defined as “Reformed Congregationalism”.
At this time there is only one servant leader of this fellowship, Pastor David Joseph Maclellan.