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)”

Alfred the Butler – a picture of a good pastor?

One of the mistakes that people in your church will make is that because they know that you are their servant, they will assume that they are your master. I’ve had people tell me what songs to sing on Sunday, what sermons to preach, how to preach, how to run the services, how to advertiseContinue reading “Alfred the Butler – a picture of a good pastor?”

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

We have been taking a bit of time to look at the requirements for eldership; in Biblically based churches elders are appointed by pastors, and pastors should not appoint them quickly but rather look at their lifestyle and make an accurate and wise decision. The list of requirements for an elder is listed in 1Continue reading “Pastors and Elders VII: The Requirements for an Elder (part IV)”

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

We have been taking a bit of time to look at the requirements for eldership; in Biblically based churches elders are appointed by pastors, and pastors should not appoint them quickly but rather look at their lifestyle and make an accurate and wise decision. The list of requirements for an elder is listed in 1Continue reading “Pastors and Elders VI: The Requirements for an Elder (part III)”