This blog post by James MacDonald says it all, “Congregational Government Is From Satan“! The five great reasons he gives are:
1) Congregational Meetings Are Forums for Division
2) Voting Is Not Biblical
3) Eldership Is Sometimes Unpopular
4) Congregationalism Crushes Pastors
5) Priesthood Not Eldership of All Believers
Check out further explanation and discussion of this thought provoking post HERE. I’m not going to lie to you, I wish James had written about this a long time ago. I couldn’t agree more with him!