There is obviously more than one way for a church to structure itself.
Crossroads has adopted a model that we believe is very close to what you'll find in the New Testament.
We have multiple men who have the responsibility of shepherding the congregation (Elders). Only one is financially compensated -- our Lead Pastor -- but all are considered pastors of the church but we most often call them our Elders. These men love the Lord and love people. They would love to meet and get to know you and be able to pray for your needs.
We have a second group of men who focus on the needs of people and
the stewardship of our facilities and other properties. These men are our Deacons. They faithfully and selflessly serve the congregation under the direction of the Elders.
Whenever major decisions about hiring full-time staff or property purchases or building projects come up, we go to the congregation and ask the members of the church to express their
opinions and make a final determination. Changes in our governing documents
can only be made with the consent of the congregation.
Elder-Led. Deacon-Served. Congregationally-Governed.