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Question Your church, and every church, operates according to some kind of church government model.  You may not have realized this, or paid any attention, but knowing about this in your own experience can help to understand why things are the way they are in your church.  Based on biblical perspectives, these models are not really right or wrong, but varying possibilities when considering how to operate a church community. Review the three types of church government (presbyterial, congregational, and episcopal) in order to determine what kind of church government is used in your church. If you do not attend a church, select one of your choice. Prepare to discuss the church government you studied, and if your church does not clearly fit within one, prepare to discuss how your church represents certain elements of the government and where there are differences. Also be prepared to share whether your church uses a biblical form of church government, and if there is a correct form in terms of biblical perspectives.  Support your work with scholarly academic resources, textbooks, or other sources provided.  Quoting or paraphrasing from any source in discussion posts requires APA format by including an in-text citation and listing the reference at the end of the post.