14 Qualifications Of An Elder – Titus 1

From my reading in Titus 1 in the One Year Bible New Testament.

In Titus 1:6-9 Paul gives us 14 qualifications of an elder.

1. Live blamelessly

An elder must live a blameless life…

2. Be Faithful to his wife

…He must be faithful to his wife…

3. Manage his household well

…and his children must be believers who don’t have a reputation for being wild or rebellious. An elder is a manager of God’s household, so he must live a blameless life.

4. Not proud

…He must not be arrogant…

5. Not quick tempered

…or quick-tempered…

6. Not a heavy drinker

…he must not be a heavy drinker…

7. Not violent

… violent…

8. Not dishonest with money

…or dishonest with money…

9. Hospitable

…Rather, he must enjoy having guests in his home…

10. Loves good

…and he must love what is good…

11. Lives wisely

…He must live wisely..

12. Acts justly

…and be just…

13. Lives a disciplined life

…He must live a devout and disciplined life…

14. Strongly believes the Word

…He must have a strong belief in the trustworthy message he was taught…

14. Is able to teach

…then he will be able to encourage others with wholesome teaching and show those who oppose it where they are wrong.

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About David Worcester

I am the founder and director of a campus ministry at San Diego State called Challenge. I am also serving as an ordained elder at Mission Trails Church. I love speaking and writing about college ministry, gospel appointments, and practical ways to live out God’s Word! I am also passionate about: leadership training, learning, missions, church planting, surfing, hiking, sports, photography and traveling (So far I’ve visited 23 countries & all 50 states). I’m married to Jessica Worcester who I fell in love with while doing college ministry together and we have a two year old son named Samuel. I graduated from from the University of Oklahoma (OU) with a degree in Film & Video Studies. And I received my Masters in Theological Studies from Gateway Seminary. I am an ordained minister who loves speaking and writing about practical ways to live out God’s Word in life and ministry.

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