GOVERNMENT

OUR FORM OF GOVERNMENT
OUR LOCAL STRUCTURE AND FORM OF GOVERNMENT


Christ the Head

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n the Assemblies of God Christ is recognized as the head of the Church. He is supreme; and His life is the pattern for all ministry and conduct of the church (Ephesians 5:23; Colossians 1:18).


Elected Leadership

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he pastor is elected by the local congregation. He leads through preaching and teaching of the Word as well as by example. The pastor is responsible for much of the public ministry and day-to-day operation of the local church. A board of deacons is elected to assist the pastor in spiritual matters and to help conduct the business operation of the church (Ephesians 4:11, 12; 1 Timothy 3:8-13).


Sovereignty of Local Assemblies

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ithin the fellowship of the Assemblies of God there are two classifications of churches – General Council affiliated churches and district affiliated churches. Destin Assembly is a General Council affiliated church with full autonomy, and self-governing and self-supporting. All assemblies are required to adhere to the Statement of Fundamental Truths and a biblical pattern of conduct.



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he General Council of the Assemblies of God. In keeping with the original intention of the founding body, the Assemblies of God is considered a cooperative fellowship instead of a denomination. As a result the national headquarters operation exists primarily as a service organization – providing educational curriculum, organizing the missions programs, credentialing ministers, overseeing the church’s colleges and seminary, producing communication channels for the churched and non-churched publics, and providing leadership for many national programs and ministries of the Assemblies of God (Acts 16:4, 5; Hebrews 13:17).