1 Timothy 3:1-7 ERV
1 It is a true statement that anyone whose goal is to serve as an elder has his heart set on a good work. 2 An elder must be such a good man that no one can rightly criticize him. He must be faithful to his wife.3:2 faithful to his wife Literally, “a man of one woman.” He must have self-control and be wise. He must be respected by others. He must be ready to help people by welcoming them into his home. He must be a good teacher. 3 He must not drink too much, and he must not be someone who likes to fight. He must be gentle and peaceful. He must not be someone who loves money. 4 He must be a good leader of his own family. This means that his children obey him with full respect. 5If a man does not know how to lead his own family, he will not be able to take care of God’s church.
6 An elder must not be a new believer. It might make him too proud of himself. Then he would be condemned for his pride the same as the devil was. 7 An elder must also have the respect of people who are not part of the church. Then he will not be criticized by others and be caught in the devil’s trap.
He Must Be Faithful
He Must Practice Self-Control & Exercise Wisdom 1:2
He Must Be Helpful & Welcoming
He Must Be a Good Teacher
He Must Not be a Drunk
He Must Be Gentle & Peaceful – Doesn’t like to fight
He Must Not Be in love with Money
He Must Have the Respect of his Children
He Must Know how to Prioritize
He Must Be a Seasoned Believer