Titus 1:5-9

Titus 1:5

The reason I left you in Crete was for you to organize what was still needed and to appoint elders in every town, as I told you.

Titus 1:6

An elder must have a good reputation, the husband of one wife, and have children who believe and who are not accused of being wild or disobedient.

Titus 1:7

As a leader for God, a head elder must have a good reputation and not be arrogant. He should not have a quick temper nor get drunk; he shouldn't be violent or greedy for money.

Titus 1:8

He should be hospitable, someone who loves what's good and does what's right. He should be living a life for God, self-controlled,

Titus 1:9

and must be devoted to the trustworthy message as it's taught. In this way he can encourage others through correct teaching, and be able to convince those who disagree.