walther, church polity, st. louis, congregations, (constitution, sacraments, bishop stephan, doctrine, members, ministry, organization
Bible Study; Lecture; Sermon Prep
When the Saxon immigrants of 1839 elected their spiritual leader, Martin Stephan, their bishop, they adopted the episcopal form of polity. They pledged full obedience to him.
Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)
2 Timothy 2:19; Acts 15:23; 1 Corinthians 12:4-31; Acts 15:1-31; Ephesians 4:3-6; 1 Corinthians 1:10; Romans 16:17;
Laity; Ministers; Scholars
Suelflow, August R.
"Walther and Church Polity,"
Concordia Theological Monthly: Vol. 32, Article 64.
Available at: https://scholar.csl.edu/ctm/vol32/iss1/64