1. This is a very brief outline of a process to select and develop elders in and for your congregation.
  2. Those to be recruited do indeed need to meet certain qualifications that are expected of a church servant-leader.
  3. Just as an individual may feel God calling them into ministry, elders should consider whether they’re being called by God to shepherd the flock.
  4. When recruiting new elders, please emphasize your congregation’s vetting over just getting a specific individual, or recruiting a certain personality trait.  “The plan is greater than the person.
  5. Ultimately, eldership comes down to depth of character; are those you are recruiting exhibiting exemplary character?