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HCR004: Qualifications for Elders

In this episode, Tony Rose and I talk about what a church should look for in her elders. Paul says that first there should be a desire. “If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task.” (1 Timothy 3:1) Next, he should be qualified. Tony and I discuss the fourteen qualifications for elder listed by Paul in 1 Timothy 3:2-7.

  • We mention Alexander Strauch’s book, Biblical Eldership, again, as an excellent resource for any church to use in identifying, training, and appointing elders.
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My Guest is Tony Rose.

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Tony Rose has been married to Audrey for twenty-one years and has two daughters, ages 16 and 9. He grew up going to a Methodist Church but now attends a Baptist church in Mebane, NC, where he has been a member since 2006. Tony plays the piano at church, teaches a teen Sunday School class, and is in training to serve as an elder. He has worked in the IT industry for 23 years, at a private higher educational institution for the last 15. Tony has gone through NANC counseling training and done extensive personal study in apologetics. He was elected to the local school board 2 years ago and is currently serving as chairman. Finally, Tony likes to run with his dog, but the dog just has to walk to keep up. 🙂