Elders

The Elders qualifications: In his first letter to Timothy, Paul wrote “An overseer, then must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to wine or pugnacious, but gentle, peaceable, free from the love of money. He must be one who manages his own household well, keeping his children under control with all dignity… not a new convert, so that he will not become conceited and fall into the condemnation incurred by the devil. And he must have a good reputation with those outside the Church, so that he will not fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.” (1 Timothy 3:2-7)