Browsing the archives for the christian leader tag

The Character of a Christian Leader: Above Reproach and Pure

This entry is part of 5 in the series Character of a Christian Leader

This post is part of a series and begins a thematic look at 1 Timothy 3:1–7, Titus 1:5–9, and 1 Peter 5:1–4 to examine character traits necessary to being a Christian leader. The term “above reproach” is a general description of what overseers/elders must be in 1 Tim 3:2 and Titus 1:6–7. 1 Tim 3:2 […]

A Look at the Lists: Pastoral Passages and the Character of a Christian Leader

This entry is part 1 of 5 in the series Character of a Christian Leader

Several “C’s” help me organize my pastoral theology. A pastor must have the call, that is, a Spirit-given desire to be in ministry (cf. 1 Tim 3:1). He must also have a certain competency, that is, a Spirit-given gift-set that includes oversight and teaching (cf. 1 Tim 3:1–2). There must also be a confirmation, that […]

The Character of a Christian Leader

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series Character of a Christian Leader

“Pay careful attention to yourselves” (Acts 20:28). “Keep a close watch on yourself” (1 Tim 4:16). Paul gave the former of these commands to the Ephesian elders and the latter to Timothy who later served in Ephesus when several elders failed to heed such a command. As one can see, despite the slight difference in […]