Biblical Church Structure

The word Church would be better translated as Assembly because that what it means.
The Church is not an organization nor is it a denomination.
What is the Foundation of The Assembly better known as the church?

Matthew 4:4 But He answered and said, "It is written, 'MAN SHALL NOT LIVE BY BREAD ALONE, BUT BY EVERY WORD THAT PROCEEDS FROM THE MOUTH OF Yehovah.' "
Here we have the Foundation of our Faith laid out, and that we need to live our lives according to the Scriptures giving heed to what Yehovah & Yeshua say in the written Word.

Who is the head of the Assembly?

Ephesians 5:23 For the husband is head of the wife, as also Messiah is head of the Assembly; and He is the Savior of the body.
We see that Yeshua is the head of the Assembly

Colossians 1:15 Who is the image of the invisible Elohim, the firstborn of all creation:
Colossians  1:16 For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him:
Colossians 1:17 And he is before all things, and by him all things consist.
Colossians 1:18 And he is the head of the body, the assembly: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.

John 10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. 

John 10:10 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
John 10:11 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep.
John 10:12 But a hireling, he who is not the shepherd, one who does not own the sheep, sees the wolf coming and leaves the sheep and flees; and the wolf catches the sheep and scatters them.
John 10:13 The hireling flees because he is a hireling and does not care about the sheep.
John 10:14 I am the good shepherd; and I know My sheep, and am known by My own.
John 10:15 As the Father knows Me, even so I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.
John 10:16 And other sheep I have which are not of this fold; them also I must bring, and they will hear My voice; and There will be one flock and one shepherd.
John 10:17 "Therefore My Father loves Me, because I lay down My life that I may take it again.
John 10:18 No one takes it from Me, but I lay it down of Myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This command I have received from My Father."

How Ministers are Appointed?

Pastor Deacons
Qualifications for Bishops Pastors Deacons

1 Timothy 3:1 This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work.
Timothy 3:2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach;
Timothy 3:3 not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous;
Timothy 3:4 one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence
Timothy 3:5 (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the Assembly of Elohim?);
Timothy 3:6 not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.
Timothy 3:7 Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
Timothy 3:8 Likewise deacons must be reverent, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy for money,
Timothy 3:9 holding the mystery of the faith with a pure conscience.
Timothy 3:10 But let these also first be tested; then let them serve as deacons, being found blameless.
Timothy 3:11 Likewise, their wives must be reverent, not slanderers, temperate, faithful in all things.
Timothy 3:12 Let deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well.
Timothy 3:13 For those who have served well as deacons obtain for themselves a good standing and great boldness in the faith which is in Messiah Yeshua.
Timothy 3:14 These things I write to you, though I hope to come to you shortly;
1 Timothy 3:15 but if I am delayed, I write so that you may know how you ought to conduct yourself in the house of Elohim, which is the Assembly of the living Elohim, the pillar and ground of the truth.
Timothy 3:16 And without controversy great is the mystery of holiness: He was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.

Colossians 1:23 if indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven, of which I, Paul, became a minister.

Titus 1:1 Paul, a bondservant of Elohim and an apostle of Yeshua Messiah, according to the faith of Elohim's elect and the acknowledgment of the truth which accords with holiness,
Titus 1:2 in hope of eternal life which Elohim, who cannot lie, promised before time began,
Titus 1:3 but has in due time manifested His word through preaching, which was committed to me according to the commandment of Elohim our Savior;
Titus 1:4 To Titus, a true son in our common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from Yehovah the Father and the Master Yeshua Messiah our Savior.
Titus 1:5 For this reason I left you in Crete, that you should set in order the things that are lacking, and appoint elders in every city as I commanded you
Titus1:6 if a man is blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of dissipation or insubordination.
Titus 1:7 For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of Yehovah, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money,
Titus 1:8 but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled,
Titus 1:9 holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict.
Titus 1:10 For there are many insubordinate, both idle talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision,
Titus1:11 whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole households, teaching things which they ought not, for the sake of dishonest gain.
Titus 1:12 One of them, a prophet of their own, said, "Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons."
Titus1:13 This testimony is true. Therefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be sound in the faith,
Titus 1:14 not giving heed to Jewish fables and commandments of men who turn from the truth.
Titus1:15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled.
Titus1:16 They profess to know Yehovah, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.

Titus 2:1 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:
Titus 2:2 That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.
Titus 2:3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behavior as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;
Titus 2:4 That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,
Titus 2:5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of Elohim be not blasphemed.
Titus 2:6 Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.
Titus 2:7 In all things showing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine showing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
Titus2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
Titus 2:9 Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again;
Titus 2:10 Not purloining, but showing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of Yehovah our Savior in all things.
Titus 2:11 For the grace of Elohim that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,
Titus 2:12 Teaching us that, denying unholiness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and reverently, in this present world;
Titus 2:13 Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great Elohim and our Savior Yeshua Messiah;
Titus 2:14 Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Titus 2:15 These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee.

Ephesians 4:11 And He Himself gave some to be apostles, some prophets, some evangelists, and some pastors and teachers,

1 Corinthians 12:28 And Elohim has appointed these in the Assembly: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues.
1 Corinthians 12:29 Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Are all workers of miracles?

Take notice that there is no hundreds of thousands of dollars commanded to be poured out to be trained to become a Minister. This was up to family, as well as the local flock to teach and train one another.
Any competent worshiper can be invited to bring a sermon to share this was a very common praise in the Synagogues back when Yeshua was on the earth. Yeshua and His followers all visited many different
Synagogues to teach.

How Treasures are Appointed?

Acts 6:3 Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;

Acts 6:3 Therefore, brethren, seek out from among you seven men of good reputation, full of the Holy Spirit and wisdom, whom we may appoint over this business;

Acts 26:10 This I also did in Jerusalem, and many of the saints I shut up in prison, having received authority from the chief priests; and when they were put to death, I cast my vote against them.

Notice that the word membership never comes up in the Scriptures! Churches make this rule about membership because they are submissive to the government so they can keep their 501 c3 status. Furthermore they use the rule needing to be a member to vote on church policies so they can increase there membership. In the Scriptures people were appointed based on gifts, and they often drew lots. Such as the case was in
Acts 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell upon Matthiah; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.

Accountable to who?

1 Peter 5:5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for "Elohim RESISTS THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE."

As Believers we all need to submit to one another.

Greek 4245
Comparative of πρέσβυς presbus (elderly); older; as noun, a senior; specifically an Israelite Sanhedrist (also figuratively, member of the celestial council) or Messiahian “presbyter”: - elder (-est), old.

Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you.
We are to submit, and obey everyone unless it or a person in Authority is against Word of Yehovah! Either living in Sin or just being a heathen or even a false teacher. In those cases we are excused from following them, because it would lead us away from The Heavenly Father.

This verse is normally taken to mean that we need to bow yield, and kneel to the minister, and this is simply taken out of context misunderstood, and so that a minister can lord over a Church and have the people do whatever he wants. When it should be the minister that is doing the serving. Because minister means servant.

Greek 2233
Middle voice of a (presumed) strengthened form of G71; to lead, that is, command (with official authority); figuratively to deem, that is, consider: - account, (be) chief, count, esteem, governor, judge, have the rule over, suppose, think.

This is Yehovah's perfect structure. It is about obedience to mind our peers, and to take heed to what they say. For our peers or elders have more experience, and offer wisdom.
We need to submit to each other for accountability's sake. By doing so we are obedient to Yehovah because we heeding His Holy Word.

1 Peter 5:6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of Elohim, that He may exalt you in due time,

Follow Yehovah's Word, and you can't go wrong!

Romans 14:12 So then each one of us will give an account of himself to Elohim.

Hebrew 4:13 And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
All must give an account!

The Foundation of our Faith is predicated on the Scriptures. The Serving / Teaching other, and each other. The the head is Messiah

1. The Foundation is The Scriptures
2. Serving Others while being accountable to other believers
3. Giving heed to all authority unless it is Non-Biblical
4.The head of all
authority is Yeshua!

Anything other than this is man made madness!

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