Pastor Ron Carpenter explains "The democratic system has bred distrust of people. Democracy has worked for America with some measure of success, but the church was never meant to be a people-controlled movement."
Joseph Thompson, Senior Pastor of 'Church at the Well' explains: "In some churches, two thirds of the congregation can kick the pastor out. I don't think it gives the pastor the liberty to hear the voice of God."
Reprinted with permission from Ministries Today, Sept/Oct 2005. Copyright Strang communications Co., USA. All rights reserved. http://www.charismamag.com/