In selecting additional shepherds (elders) for our congregation, we need to be aware of the way in which the Lord leads his people. Psalm 23 gives us insight into the compassionate leadership of Jesus.
Elders, Elders Appointment, Elders Responsibiliy, Shepherds
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We often talk of the qualities or qualifications of elders from 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. However, there is a more basic qualification -- the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5.16-25). The presence of the Spirit of God is crucial to the life of God's leader.
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To avoid appointing unqualified people to the eldership, the elders must take time to know these candidates.
1 Timothy 5:22-25
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