upon this rock I will build my church, Matt. 16:18.
chose twelve, whom also he named apostles, Luke 6:13 (6:12–16).
Lord appointed other seventy, Luke 10:1.
have chosen you, and ordained you, John 15:16.
take part of this ministry and apostleship, Acts 1:25.
when they had prayed, they laid their hands on them, Acts 6:6.
there were in the church … prophets and teachers, Acts 13:1.
ordained them elders in every church, Acts 14:23.
apostles and elders came together, Acts 15:6.
ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular, 1 Cor. 12:27.
built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Eph. 2:20.
gave some, apostles; and some, prophets, Eph. 4:11.
with the bishops and deacons, Philip. 1:1.
ordain elders in every city, Titus 1:5.