First things first. This is not a verse just for pastors.
It’s for a model for anyone in the faith, and especially to those who wish to disciple another human.
I’ll throw in my definition of leadership just for kicks: A privilege given by one person to another whom they have deemed worthy to follow.
It’s not a just a title. Sometimes it has one, but most often not.
I think men should want to lead in some aspect because it allows all sorts of uncomfortable development of character.
This passage is a good way to get over yourself and get into God’s plan for what attributes a man should have.
1 Timothy 3:1-7 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church? He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil. Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace, into a snare of the devil.
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