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Elder Qualifications

Elder Qualifications

These are not suggestions or ideals. A man must meet all of these qualifications.

 Desires to be an Elder   (1 Tim 3:1)  — he must want to serve in this office. Blameless and Above Reproach  (1 Tim 3:2; Titus 1:6) — not perfect since there would be no elders ever, but living in a way that no reproach or blame rests on them.Husband of One Wife   (1 Tim 3:2; Titus 1:6)  — he must be a married man.Temperate    (1 Tim 3:2; Titus 1:7-8) — self-controlled in all aspects of life they are the same man wherever they are.Sober-Minded      (1 Tim 3:2; Titus 1:7-8) — able to clearly make decisions, mature.Orderly   (1 Tim 3:2) — well behaved and reliable.Hospitable  (1 Tim 3:2; Titus 1:8) — courteous, friendly, kind, welcoming.Able to Teach   (1 Tim 3:2; Titus 1:9) — able to teach the church and hold to the Word of God. Not Given to Wine  (1 Tim 3:3)Not Violent  (1 Tim 3: