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? The article looks at how this text has been understood within the Reformed churches, and argues for the inclusion of unmarried men and those married without children in those serving as elders.
Source: Standard Bearer, 2014. 2 pages.