Looking at the qualifications for officebearers as detailed in Titus 1:6-9, this article shows that God's standard for this office is high. The author compares these qualifications to the requirements for a priest (Leviticus 21), making the point that men called to office are required to be holy and blameless.
This article is about the family life of the elder. The author discusses the qualifications of the elder according to 1 Timothy 3:1-7, with specific attention to the elder being "beyond reproach". The author also discusses whether the elder must be married, or if a single man may serve in this office.
This series of articles looks at the qualifications required in order to be an elder in the church based on 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. This article focuses specifically on 1 Timothy 3:2-4. Must a man be married and have children in order to serve as an elder? Can unmarried men or married men without children also serve?