I just couldn't resist re-quoting this quote as posted at WaterCarriers on the pastor system:
"There is nothing wrong about the pastor system, so far as I can see, except that it is not in the New Testament. Anything else that is not in the New Testament is as bad as the pastor, or the pastor system. If people deliberately decide that they will not follow the New Testament in religion, I do not know that it makes any difference where they go or what they do. It is rebellion against God to determine not to follow the New Testament, and there is nothing worse than that, unless the effort to follow the New Testament is entirely abandoned. There will be serious trouble in many unexpected places within the next few years."