The church in the New Testament was watched over by Elders (The word means “Shepherd”) and Deacons (Servants) who were appointed from within the local congregation. We just figure that a Bible example shouldn’t be messed with. If it was good enough for them, it oughta be good enough for us. Our Elders and Deacons are very “hands-on” when it comes to the work, and they must be elected by the members of the church. Please don’t shoot at them, they’re doing the best they can.