Posted by: jonathan.chambers | September 4, 2007

The Elder List

by Nathan Williams



The list of qualifications for an elder is found in two places in Scripture, 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. Some of the characteristics overlap and some are only found in one location, but when combined these two lists make one list which gives us what God requires to be present in the life of an elder in His church. It is interesting to note that in both lists Paul says that these qualifications “must be” present in the life of a man before he can serve as an elder. These are not suggestions or optional. By providing these lists, Paul is giving an objective standard by which to judge whether a man is qualified to serve in that role.”


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