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These notes were first published on this website in June 2015 and last updated in May 2023

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Categories: Leadership


Churches select or elect leaders as office-holders, paid staff, ministry area co-ordinators, leaders of particular groups or activities and as their Minister. But what guidelines do we give to assess whether someone is suitable for Christian leadership in any form?

These notes list criteria from four relevant Bible passages

  • Acts 6:1-7
  • 1 Timothy 3:1-13
  • Titus 1:5-9
  • 1 Peter 5:1-4

and then offer additional checklists for:

  • Essentials
  • Church membership
  • Gifting
  • Competence
  • Experience
  • Teamwork
  • Availability
  • Legal requirements.

If you are appointing leaders within your church, here is guidance to help you make a wise selection and to offer a realistic ongoing challenge.


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Author's notes

These notes are based on an idea from an Administry source which was originally published in their Adminisheet series.  They have been updated in May 2023 with minor formatting changes.