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Church Elder Duties and Responsibilities

by | Updated May 30th, 2015 | Posted in Church Growth, Development and Leadership

No man can assume the role of an elder without carefully assessing what is expected of him. An elder must be approved by the body and show evidence that the Holy Spirit has sanctioned their appointment. For example, an elder must not only be respected by his immediate family, they must also show signs of spirituality. Spirituality is determined by the following guidelines:

An elder must manifest these spiritual qualities. God will raise up such men if we preach, teach, challenge, pray, and seek God to provide them. He did so in the early church. He will do the same today.

Scriptural qualifications. When Paul met with the Ephesian elders he gave them a few important scriptural responsibilities for the elders of the church: