If the Church is precious to Jesus, don’t you think He’d want to organize it? I believe the answer is yes and I believe the Scriptures teach that God has given us instructions in His Word about how the church is to be organized.
Does Scripture intend to tell us how to organize our lives together as Christians in churches, or is polity a matter of biblical indifference, so that we are left to figure out our own best practices? “Does this work? What about that? Oops, just crushed a sheep. Anyone got a better idea?”
The New Testament, in fact, is filled with references to polity [church government]. In its pages we find that churches held corporate meetings (Acts 20: 7; Heb 10: 25) and elections (Acts 1: 23– 26; 6: 5– 6). They had officers (Acts 20: 17, 28; Phil 1: 1), practiced discipline (1 Corinthians 5), collected money (Rom 15: 26; 1 Cor 16: 1– 2), gave and received letters of commendation (Acts 18: 27; 2 Cor 3: 1), administered the ordinances (Acts 2: 41; 1 Cor 11: 23– 26), baptized and received members (Matt 28: 19; Acts 2: 47), and more. Clearly God has given directions in his Word about many aspects of the church’s corporate life and structure.
(Taken from Baptist Foundations: Church Government for an Anti-Institutional Age (Kindle Locations 281-294). B&H Publishing Group.)
The Christianity of the New Testament is organized. How about yours?