What is MCC's leadership structure?
Simply stated, we are elder led, staff driven, and congregationally accountable. Here's what that means:
- Elder Led: those elected by the church membership, and guided by the Holy Spirit, with the responsibility to shepherd the church of Christ by spiritually feeding, leading, and protecting God's people. (1 Timothy 3:1-7, Acts 20:28-31)
- Staff Driven: paid staff are given the responsibility and authority to direct ministry, encourage the disconnected, and train volunteers, while being accountable to one another and the board of elders. (Acts 6:3-4, 1 Cor 9:7-9)
- Congregationally Accountable: elected leaders are accountable to Scripture and the church membership, serving as they are recognized by the congregation. (Acts 6:3-4, 17:11)