The most important elements of structure and organization are the officers and the departments and other organizations. This section describes their objectives, leadership, and functions.
The work of the departments/ministries and auxiliary organizations is closely tied to the work of the pastor because all are equally engaged in gospel outreach. The pastor serves as a counselor to these organizations, and they in turn assist in the overall church outreach programs. In case of emergency, or where circumstances require, the pastor may call a meeting of any committee or organization.
Every church should utilize the services of the departments/ministries and organizations to nurture its members and accomplish the mission given by Christ (see Matt. 28:19; Rev. 10:11; 14:6).