The qualifications for being an elder should not be limited to them. They should be characteristics of all Christians. This article explains that in 1 Timothy 3:3 God calls Christians to show gentleness.
This article looks at the text of 2 Corinthians 10:1. In dealing with weak and sinful Christians, Paul desired to be an imitator of Christ. In this scriptural passage he points to how Christ deals with His church in gentleness and meekness.