"This book is a helpful and practical guide as a local body of believers considers how to do the work of the church. There is much wisdom in this book. You will read it with profit."
Dr. Daniel L. Akin
President, Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary
"Throughout this book, Dr. Blanchard reveals his leadership acumen by clearly and masterfully weaving between all of the necessary elements that comprise church structure - including theological commitments, biblical principles, organizational theory, and practical application. In so doing, he provides pastors, professors, and lay leaders alike with a timeless, multicultural, and cross-cultural tool that serves as a textbook, workbook, handbook, and manual, all rolled up in one."
Dr. Frederick Cardoza II
Chair, Christian Education, Talbot School of Theology
"Dr. Blanchard has developed a biblical approach to church polity which serves as a model for a properly functioning church. He effectively addresses an area of ecclesiology that has been sorely neglected for years."
Dr. Gerald Harris
Editor, The Christian Index