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How does God choose leaders for His people?

What are the qualifications for leadership in the church?

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God has put into our hands the responsibility of choosing our leadership in Christ. Here is a short list of the qualifications God has given us in His word to guide our selection of leaders:

1 TIMOTHY 3
QUALIFICATIONS OF AN ELDER
TITUS 1
verse 2
blameless (unrebukeable)
verse 6
2
husband of one wife
6
2
vigilant (sober)
2
sober (of sound mind)
8
2
well behaved
2
hospitable
8
2
able to teach
3
not given to wine (not drunken)
7
3
not a striker (ready to hit someone)
7
3
not after money
7
3
patient
3
not a brawler (contentious)
not soon angry
7
3
not covetous
4
ruling his household well
4
children subject to him with gravity (honesty) and not accused of riot or unruly
6
6
not a novice
7
well reported of within the ecclesia and without
not self-willed (arrogant)
7
lover of good men
8
just
8
holy
8
temperate (self controlled)
8
holding fast the faithful word
9
able by sound doctrine to exhort
9
able by sound doctrine to convince the gainsayers
9
RESPONSIBILITIES OF ELDERS
1 Tim. 3:1
The meaning of bishop (An Overseer - one who looks after diligently )
1 Peter 5:2
Feeding the flock of God
Acts 15:6
Exercising authority to direct believers in doctrine
1 Tim. 5:17
Ruling the ecclesia; Labouring in the word and doctrine
2 Tim. 2:2
Able to teach others

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I hope you have found this helpful.

God bless!
Mike

 
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