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Should Churches Be Governed By The Congregation?

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Scripture: Acts 6:1-6Matthew 18:15-17Matthew 18:17-20
Topics: Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

What degree of authority should the members of a congregation have in their local church? Should pastors/elders have authority over everything, or should the congregation bear some measure of authority? If so, what specific things should the members of a congregation have authority over?

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Should Churches Be Governed By The Congregation?

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Scripture: Acts 6:1-6Matthew 18:15-17Matthew 18:17-20
Topics: Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

What degree of authority should the members of a congregation have in their local church? Should pastors/elders have authority over everything, or should the congregation bear some measure of authority? If so, what specific things should the members of a congregation have authority over?

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How Women’s Ministry Went Wrong

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Scripture: Titus 2:3-5
Topics: Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Ministry, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Contributor: Joel Webbon

In this episode of Theology Applied, Pastor Joel has a conversation with Rachel Jankovic about the shortcomings of most evangelical women’s ministries. Should churches even have a women’s ministry? Well… probably not. Bonus Content For Responders

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Should Women Preach?

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 2:9-15
Topics: Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Ministry, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Church Polity, Elders, Preaching, Contributor: Joel Webbon

There is a lot of debate on the role of women in the church today. In this episode, Pastor Joel attempts to answer this difficult question.

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What Is A Servant Leader?

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Scripture: Ephesians 5:22-33
Topics: Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Ministry, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Ministry, Humility, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Church Polity, Elders, Preaching, Church Polity, Service, Contributor: Joel Webbon

What does it mean for someone to be a “servant-leader?” Should Christians use this term? If so, what is the biblical support for “servant-leadership?”

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Church May Be Essential, But Is It Unique?

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Scripture: John 6:27-35Matthew 4:1-4Revelation 1:10-16
Topics: Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Church Polity, Elders, Preaching, Church Polity, Service, Church Polity, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Worship, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Pastor Joel, I understand, that according to Scripture, churches should be viewed as essential. However, does the Bible teach that churches are unique? In other words, is there something particular that occurs in the context of locally gathered churches that does not occur in Christian’s private practices of piety?

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Do Apostles Still Exist Today?

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Scripture: 1 Corinthians 9:1Acts 1:21-22
Topics: Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Church Polity, Elders, Preaching, Church Polity, Service, Church Polity, Church History, Church Polity, Contributor: Joel Webbon

There seems to be a lot of confusion surrounding the subject of apostles. So do apostles still exist today as they did in Scripture? In this episode, Pastor Joel seeks to explain what an apostle is, and whether or not they still exist in the church today?

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Guest on Allie Beth Stuckey’s “Relatable”

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Scripture: Daniel 3Daniel 6Romans 13:1-7
Topics: Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Church Polity, Elders, Preaching, Church Polity, Service, Church Polity, Church History, Church Polity, Church Polity, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Ministry, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Ministry, Humility, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Here is a brief clip from Pastor Joel’s recent interview with @Allie Beth Stuckey. The full episode was just officially released today. In this interview, Pastor Joel shares his perspective regarding the gatherings of local churches in the state of California, despite the recent restrictions. Watch the full interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwg9

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What is the Church’s Role in Caring for The Poor?

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Scripture: 1 Timothy 5:3-16
Topics: Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Church Polity, Elders, Preaching, Church Polity, Service, Church Polity, Church History, Church Polity, Church Polity, Church Membership, Church Polity, Loving the Saints, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Ministry, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Ministry, Humility, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Stewardship, Contributor: Joel Webbon

What is the church’s role in caring for the poor?

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Submission to the Civil Authorities

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Scripture: Romans 13:1-7
Topics: Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Deacons, Elders, Church Membership, Church Polity, Church Unity, Deacons, Elders, Church Polity, Church Polity, Elders, Preaching, Church Polity, Service, Church Polity, Church History, Church Polity, Church Polity, Church Membership, Church Polity, Loving the Saints, Church Polity, Lord's Supper, Submission to Authority, Submission to Authority, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Ministry, Biblical Manhood, Biblical Womanhood, Christian Ministry, Humility, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Stewardship, Culture & Politics, Submission to Authority, Doctrine of the Son, Doctrine of Worship, Doctrine of Worship, Contributor: Joel Webbon

Many pastors in our nation have perhaps misapplied the teaching of Romans 13 to the present crisis that the church now faces due to the social restrictions of COVID-19. In this episode, Pastor Joel provides a thorough exegesis of Romans 13, and charitably pushes back on the way it is currently being applied.