Pastors and Elders XI: The Requirements for an Elder (part VIII)

The first requirement for elders given in 1 Timothy 3.3 is that they are not given to wine.  Now those of you who follow this series will know that we have already found out in 1 Timothy 3.2 that elders should not be drunk and should be sober, so is Paul repeating himself? Well, it couldContinue reading “Pastors and Elders XI: The Requirements for an Elder (part VIII)”

Have an Awesome Christmas!

Whatever you are doing this Christmas, have an awesome time.  I am going to have a holiday from posting until the first week in January.  Remember, you don’t stop influencing people just because you are at a party with them.  Be sober minded and gracious whatever you are doing. Thanks for reading this blog, thanksContinue reading “Have an Awesome Christmas!”

Pastors and Elders X: The Requirements for an Elder (part VII)

We are still looking at the requirements for an elder as listed in 1 Tim. 3 and we now come to the final word in 1 Tim. 3.2. This word is translated “able to teach” in the KJV, but is one word in the Greek, the word didaktikos, which means skilful at teaching. Now at first glanceContinue reading “Pastors and Elders X: The Requirements for an Elder (part VII)”

Pastors and Elders IX: The Requirements for an Elder (part VI)

The next qualification for ministry is that an elder should be “given to hospitality”.  The Greek word is xenophile which means a lover of foreigners. Elders should be able to show hospitality, welcome and kindness to people no matter their background. In the Tree of Life Network, all our elders have to open their housesContinue reading “Pastors and Elders IX: The Requirements for an Elder (part VI)”

5 Ways to Advertise Your Church

5. Local newspaper – take out an ad.  Best to do this for a particular service and not Sundays in general.  People will see an advert for church and intend to go one day.  Invite people for a special service and they will make the effort to come. 4. Radio News Boards.  Both Premier RadioContinue reading “5 Ways to Advertise Your Church”

Pastors and Elders VIII: The Requirements for an Elder (part V)

We continue our study on the requirements of eldership with the phrase “of good behaviour”.  Elders should have good behaviour! The Greek word translated good behaviour is kosmios, which means well ordered.  An elder should have a well ordered life.  I’m not talking about a showroom house, but if you are opening your house toContinue reading “Pastors and Elders VIII: The Requirements for an Elder (part V)”