I’m meeting soon with a Church of Christ preacher about erroneous viewpoints and need some help. My handbook of denominations says that they are governed by deacons and elders under new Testament qualifications. In a nutshell, what would those qualifications be?
Also, how do Church of Christ (not United Church of Christ, but the group that hates denominationalism) find their pastors? Are they chosen by elders? Are they chosen from interviews and such? Can someone start their own Church of Christ church if they want to? I’m going to try to emphasize how the NT emphasizes a top-down selection of pastors, such as in a bishop appointing a priest.
Also, I want to demonstrate how even they do not do everything spelled out in NT. Do the women still cover their hair, as Paul asks? Do they do annointing of sick? Any other suggestions?