Church Leaders Qualifications by Richard Sherrer 10/02/22 Qualifications for Overseers 1 Timothy 3:1-7
If anyone aspires, Office of the overseer; A noble task desires, As trustworthy and sincere. A bishop must be blameless, Be vigilant and sober; Having one wife God will bless, Being of good behavior. Not being drunken on wine, Not violent but gentle; And honoring the Divine, Not being detrimental. Not a lover of money, Never being violent; God provides him the honey, To be patient and content. He has to manage the house, Giving children dignity; In harmony with the spouse, For ensuring gravity. For if someone does not know, How to manage his household; He has to let the church show, For how the Scriptures have told. He must not be a novice, Become puffed up with conceit; Neutral showing no bias Anyone not to mistreat. He must be reputable, Well thought of by outsiders; And being honorable, Not provoking dividers.