GCSE Church Government and Organisation

Church Organisation for Roman Catholic and Baptist Church

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Episcopal Model

- Governed by Bishops who are in charge of a Diocese

- Hierarchical form of Church Government
Emerged to:
- Prevent false teaching
- Create Strong organisation
 - Provides Unity and strength

Roman Catholic Church:
- College of Bishops
- Irish Catholic's Bishops Conference 


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Autonomous Model

- No Hierarchy
- Each Church is regarded as EQUAL
- Self regulating
- Often belong to a network of other Churches
Emerged to:
- stress the 'Priesthood of all Believers'
- reflect the worship of the early church
Baptist Church:
- Association of Baptist Churches in Ireland
- Group of Elders/Congregation 

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