I attended the Meridale Community Church last Sunday.
Pastor Bruce Helstrom spoke from the pulpit but during the sermon, he’d ask the audience to help him answer a question.
This was a sign of respect for the thoughts of the congregates. It also gave individuals a sense of society. As Pastor Helstrom recognized and appreciated the members social status and function, he was keeping their interest in church.
From 21st Century Science and Health, “The arrogance of being a church official is the ruler of this world. Arrogance has nothing in Christ. Humility, honesty, and charity have divine authority.”