Patterns of Structure and Religious Authority in Church Planting Movements
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The message of the Gospel is that we are free to love God and serve others. We are free from the heart and shouldn’t be doing things only because of tradition. There are certain structures and patterns in the Bible that we are not free to innovate on (e.g., leadership nomenclature like elders, deacons). The early church was not into relationship as much as structure. Structure trumps relationship.