Elder Qualifications 2

Restoring Pastoral Eldership Curriculum
Chuck Gianotti
This is part 2 of 3 of the topic Qualifications of an Elder in the series Restoring Pastoral Eldership


II. Qualifications for Elders (cont.)

B. Moral and S________________________ Characteristics

1. I_____________________________

a. “Being e_______________________ to the flock” (1 Peter 5:3 ESV)

b. “Not g________________________ for gain” (Titus 1:7)

c. “Upright” (Titus 1:8)

d. “Above r___________________________” (1 Tim. 3:2, Titus 1:6)

e. “Hold firm to the trustworthy w_______________ as taught” (Titus 1:9)

f. “Holy” (Titus 1:8)

2. R__________________________________

a. Above r__________________(1 Tim. 3:2, Titus 1:6)

b. R ______________________ (1 Tim. 3:2)

c. Well thought of by o_____________________(1 Tim. 3:7)

Discuss It
1. What evidence do you find in today’s churches that collaborates what Howard Hendricks says, “We are suffering from AIDS – Acquired Integrity Deficiency Syndrome?”
Discuss It
2. Explain why the term “even God, the perfect Father, has children who rebelled” is not a license for unruly leadership in a church.
Apply It
Write an essay on Psalm 78:72 that reflects the integrity of David’s leadership over Israel.