Here is a brief post (via An Elder Qualification We Often Forget – Desiring God) that links to a video from Jeff Vanderstelt, pastor of Soma Communities, on the absolute necessity of hospitality for the office of elder. I’m grateful for the increased attention given this prerequisite. I grew up reading the list in Timothy and Titus wondering why hospitality seemed to be neglected in many churches and am now grateful that churches are taking this gift seriously.
What are the qualifications for elders in the New Testament? Chances are hospitality doesn’t make our quick list, though it’s listed in both 1 Timothy 3:2 and Titus 1:8.
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