1 Timothy 3:1–7

Qualifications of Church Leaders

3 This saying is trustworthy:  “If anyone aspires to be an overseer,  he desires a noble work.” 2 An overseer,  therefore, must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, self-controlled, defensible, a respectable, hospitable, an able teacher, 3 not addicted to wine, not a bully but gentle, not quarrelsome, not greedy 4 one who manages his own household competently, having his children under control with all dignity. 5 (If anyone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he take care of God’s church?) 6 He must not be a new convert, or he might become conceited and fall into the condemnation of the Devil. 7 Furthermore, he must have a good reputation among outsiders, so that he does not fall into disgrace and the Devil’s f trap.

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Titus 1:7–9

7 For an overseer,  as God’s administrator, must be blameless, not arrogant, not hot-tempered, not addicted to wine, not a bully, not greedy for money, 8 but hospitable, loving what is good, sensible, righteous, holy, self-controlled, 9 holding to the faithful message as taught, y so that he will be able both to encourage with sound teaching z and to refute those who contradict it.I