Does the Bible require ecclesiastical succession in order for a group of Christians to form a church? In other words, can a church start without being “sent out” by another church? By looking to the Bible and church history, we see that ecclesiastical succession is an unnecessary element when it comes to the formation of a legitimate local church. Furthermore, there are often good reasons why Christians ought to form churches without being “sent out” by another church. … More Is Ecclesiastical Succession Required for a Church to Form?