Kellen Criswell of Refuge Church and Director Calvary Church Planting Network discusses the importance of “Qualifications” of a Pastor: In this series of posts we’ve been discussing the assessment points (or qualifications) of pastoral ministry. The first two can be found here if you aren’t caught up on the context. But whereas in the last post we talked about what you are if you successfully pass the biblical assessment points for pastoral ministry, today we’ll consider what you aren’t. Surveying the assessment points once more in 1Timothy 3:1-7 we learn that qualified church leaders aren’t the following six things:
Brian Brodersen of Calvary Chapel Costa Mesa discusses God’s judgment and the need for revival: Many times in the history of the nation of Israel, it seemed as if they had come to the end; that the people were on the brink of extinction because of their sin. The Book of Judges, for example, covers an approximately 335-year period of time—a time of great moral confusion. Throughout the Book, we are repeatedly told, “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes” (Judges 17:6). Sound familiar?
David Rosales of Calvary Chapel Chino Valley discusses how a pastor needs to prove himself a “faithful” man: And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. (2 Ti 2:2) God still seeks to use faithful men. Are there any faithful men out there today that God can use? Prove yourselves strong today, and serve Him!
Bob Coy of Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale discusses how Calvary Chapel “picks leaders”: Here at Calvary Chapel, we look for people who are faithful, who have a good home life, and we look for those who are with us. I want to actually make sure that God is in charge of this decision, so I pray with and ask other godly men who they think are the ones who are really with us.