Church Administration: God As The Appointing Authority


The origins of administration in the house of God involves God himself as the central figure and appointing authority. 

In Exodus 31, God assures his servant Moses to count on Bezalel and Aholiab, the two men he had appointed to assist Moses for the work of the tabernacle. Moses remained the responsible and accountability authority of the work as the set man (pastor) over Israel. Bezalel and Aholiab were only given to him as “gifts” to use for the work that had been assigned to him.
Church Administration: God As The Appointing Authority
Exodus 31:1-6, “Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying; See, I have called by name Bezalel the son of Uri, the son of Hur, of the tribe of Judah; And I have filled him with the Spirit of God, in wisdom, in understanding, in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship; To design artistic works, to work in gold, in silver, in bronze; In cutting jewels for setting, in carving wood, and to work in all manner of workmanship; And I, indeed I, have appointed with him Aholiab the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan; and I have put wisdom in the hearts of all who are gifted artisans, that they may make all that I have commanded you”.

We learn from this scripture that administrators are:
(a) Appointed by God himself through the set man (pastor),
(b) Filled with the Spirit of God (Holy Spirit),
(c) Endowed with wisdom,
(d) Endowed with understanding, 
(e) Possesses workmanship skills, and
(f) Operate as commanded

Church Administration: God As The Appointing Authority

1 Corinthians 12:28, “And God has appointed these in the church: first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, administrations, varieties of tongues”. The Apostle Paul clearly points out in this verse that administration is one of the gifts that God has packaged in church for the work of the ministry.

In the Old Testament we see Daniel excelling so high by using his gift of administration. Daniel 2:48, “Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts; and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief administrator over all the wise men of Babylon”. King Nebuchadnezzar was impressed with Daniel’s workmanship in wisdom and understanding such that he made him the ‘Chief Administrator’ of all the wise men in Babylon!

God remains the appointing authority of church administrators through the set man over that church, ministry!


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