Recommend an Elder
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Name of Nominee
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The following questions are related to the biblical qualifications for an elder.
Please answer to the best of your ability. If you would like to add clarification to any of your responses, there is space at the end to do so.
Do you have reason to question his character or morals?
If married, does he have a healthy, Christ-centered marriage?
Does he have any habits he cannot control?
Yes or No (If yes, please explain)
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Does he fullfill his duties at home and at work in an orderly, respectable manner?
Is he respected by his peers?
Is he a good thinker, demonstrating wise judgment?
Does he interact well with believers and non-believers, with new people and strangers?
Does he use his home to minister to the needs of Christians and non-Christians alike?
Please rate his ability to communicate the truths of Scripture in a small group setting:
Does he demonstrate consistency in personal Bible study and in reading Christian books?
Does he have a problem with drunkenness?
Is he prone to strike out at others when provoked, either physically or verbally?
Is money a primary motivator and object of concern for him?
Is he managing his household well? Does it seem that God is the central focus for his family?
Are his wife and children responsive to his leadership?
Do unchurched people respect him even though they may disagree with his religious views?
Has he given unchurched people legitimate occasion for criticism or blame?
Yes or No, If Yes Please Explain
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Do you believe he is too young of a believer to be an elder?
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Is he an argumentative or close-minded person?
Does he demonstrate consistency in personal Bible study, prayer and meditation?
Is he pursuing personal and practical holiness in all areas of life?
Is he double-tongued? Does he say one thing and mean another?
Does he look for and expect the best in other people?
Wife: If married, does his wife take her God-given responsibilities seriously?
Wife: If married, does his wife control her tongue? Does she speak well of others and refrain from gossip and slander?
Wife: If married, is his wife self-controlled?
Wife: If married, is his wife faithful to the Lord and to her husband in behavior, and to her children?
Would you like to add clarification to any of your responses above? If so, feel free to do so here:
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What reservations do you have concerning this man as an elder of Village Bible Church?
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Would you willingly submit to his leadership?
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Any other comments concerning this nominee's overall fitness for serving as an elder of Village Bible Church?
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In summary, would you recommend this person to serve as an elder at this time?
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