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Spiritual Maturity Based on Elder’s Qualifications

Spiritual Maturity Based on Elder’s Qualifications
Apr 16 Tags: elders | 1 Response Print Save as PDF

Did you know that every qualification for an elder is also listed as a qualification for all believers who are spiritually mature?  What does that tell us?  It indicates that every Christian should be striving for the same maturity as elders.

A great Resource

The team at Biblical Eldership Resources have put together an excellent study for all believers but especially men who are interested in leadership and would like to get a better grasp on what it means to be an elder. They have divided the qualifications into six main areas: Desire, Integrity, The Word, Family, Personal and Relational. Two very handy charts are included in the study which lists verses for each qualification for elders and for all Christians.  Each qualification is discussed briefly with several questions.

Here is the BER description of the study

This booklet contains a study of the qualifications for elders of a local church as outlined in the New Testament. The target readership is elders and potential elders. However, as many have recognized, all of these qualifications are listed elsewhere in Scripture as standards for Christian maturity. What makes these unique for elders is that they are collected in two primary lists in Scripture targeted for elders, along with a few other passages. In essence, the qualifications represent the standard of spiritual maturity that all Christians should strive to attain. Anyone wanting to grow spiritually would be well-served to study the picture of maturity found in the elder qualifications.

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One Response to Spiritual Maturity Based on Elder’s Qualifications

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    Thanks for this. Nice work. However, I think you got it backwards in the opening paragraph. You say, “…every Christian should be striving for the same maturity as elders.” I would suggest, rather, that EVERY Christian should strive for the maturity the Bible says is befitting a believer, and that elders are recognized from among those who most exemplify this maturity.

    Thasks again.

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