A. Qualifications

Elders shall be men whose lives are characterized by the qualities set forth in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. These qualities can be categorized as:

  • They must desire the office of elder and demonstrate spiritual leadership abilities among the flock.
  • They must be able to teach and use the Word of God with wisdom and patience.
  • They must be lovers of God. Men who take God and His Word seriously.
  • They must be able to manage their household in a biblical manner.
  • They must be able to spiritually manage their interpersonal relationships.
  • They must be men who are seeking to be controlled by Christ and His Word rather than by worldly and fleshly desires.
  • These men shall hold to the doctrinal statement in accord with the Articles of Association , and be supportive of the entire New Testament.