2016 Elder nominations

Though no nominee will meet all the qualifications listed below, each should be a mature, growing Christian, who is characterized by many of the ‘markers’ called for in 1 Timothy 3:1-7; 8-13 and Titus 1:6-9.

Personal Qualities:

  • Above reproach (life cannot be spoken against re: improper behavior).
  • Temperate (free from bondage to self or desires of the flesh).
  • Respectable (orderly life that demonstrates good behavior).
  • Not given to drunkenness (not a heavy drinker). 
  • Not quarrelsome or argumentative.
  • Not overbearing, stubbornly seeking one’s own way.
  • Gentle (characterized by tenderness).
  • Free from the love of money.
  • Loves what is good (desires what is truthful and honorable).
  • Not a recent convert (or new in the faith).
  • Self-controlled (not making quick/superficial decisions based onimmature thinking).
  • Holy (separating from sin and patterns of sin).
  • Strong and steadfast belief in the trustworthy message (The Word).

Interpersonal Qualities:

  • A good reputation with those outside the church. Unbelievers must respect their character and integrity. 
  • Hospitable (unselfish and willing to share material blessings with others).
  • Able to teach (communicate the Word of God in a non-argumentative manner, not necessarily referring to the gift of teaching). 
  • Not violent (not given to physical or verbal violence or abuse).
  • Upright (fair and impartial). 

Family Qualities:

  • Monogamous (a one-woman-man or a one-man-woman; singles are to be morally upright regarding opposite gender relationships).
  • Managing the family well (having respect of family). 

After prayerful consideration I would like to nominate the following:

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