by Guest Teacher, Ben Phillips

Titus 1, 1 Timothy 3

  1. Guard against raising unqualified leaders
  2. Appoint elders who are above reproach
    1. Titus 1:10-16
  3. Appoint elders who are above reproach
  4. Appoint elders who lead a faithful home life
    1. Faithful Husband
    2. Faithful Children
  5. Do not appoint elders with these character flaws
    1. Arrogant
    2. Quick-Tempered
    3. Drunkard
    4. Violent
    5. Greedy for gain
  6. Appoint elders w/ Christlike characteristics
    1. Hospitable
    2. Lover of good
    3. Self-Controlled
    4. Upright
    5. Holy
    6. Disciplined
  7. Appoint elders who are grounded in God’s word
    1. Doctrinally sound
    2. Able to teach
    3. Defender of the truth
  8. Appoint elders mature in the faith with a good reputation outside of the church
    1. Mature in faith
    2. Good reputation with outsiders
1 Corinthians 4:16, Hebrews 13:7