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Category: Christian Leadership
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By Sammy Alfaro, Ph.D.
Faculty and General Editor, College of Theology

It’s hard to believe, but this coming Easter it will be seven years since my wife and I began planting New Day Church. Looking back, I have been thinking more and more about what it takes to plant, grow and lead a healthy church. As pastors, we quickly come to understand the importance of leading the church in areas of vision, organization and evangelistic efforts. In addition, the pastoral task moves us to pray for the spiritual, emotional and economic welfare of our flocks. But pastors need to understand how these two streams intersect, for the most important aspect of our leadership pertains to the spiritual realm.

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By Jason Hiles, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Theology

“[An elder] must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.” (Titus 1:9)

Qualifications for ministers are listed in several New Testament passages, including 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1, and at every point they are rigorous to say the least. Why, then, are the qualifications for ministers so demanding?

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By Jason Hiles, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Theology

All who sense God’s calling to ministry will be wise to consider the biblical requirements of a minister. Qualifications for ministers are listed in several New Testament passages including 1 Timothy chapter 3 where the apostle Paul writes:

“The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach.” (1 Tim. 3:1-2a).

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By Jason Hiles, Ph.D.
Dean of the College of Theology

In 2 Timothy 2 Paul writes, “Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth” (2 Tim. 2:15, ESV). With only a few words the apostle draws our attention away from the challenges of the moment and the cares of this age to focus our attention on the Day when we will stand before our Lord.

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