oa Conspectus : The Journal of the South African Theological Seminary - Family requirements for eldership

Volume 1, Issue 03
  • ISSN : 1996-8167



The New Testament contains two lists of requirements for elders. While is it well-known that the lists focus on character issues, this article demonstrates that the candidate's family life holds pride of place amongst the character requirements for eldership. Then it analyses interpretations of the family requirements in the two lists, drawing conclusions as to what it means to be a blameless husband and a blameless father.

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