Titus 1.5-9: What God Requires of Elders: Men of Character & Competence

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Qualifications for Elders

5 oThis is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and pappoint elders in every town as I directed you—

6 qif anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife,4 and his children are believers5 and not open to the charge of rdebauchery or insubordination.

7 For an overseer,6 sas God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not tbe arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent uor greedy for gain,

8 but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, vand disciplined.

9 He must whold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in xsound7 doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

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