Biblical Presbyterian Eldership

The Elders who rule well, are to be treated as worthy of double honour 63   Yet every Elder is to be God-fearing and truthful.   He is to be wise in understanding; tested as to his  experience; and one who hates covetousness.   Indeed, he needs to be altogether competent to rule people — and thus, as a pre-condition, especially his own household.64    Further, he must be — wise; honest; intelligent; and co-operative.65    He needs to have a pastoral heart.65   He is to be attentive; compassionate; articulate; diligent; blameless; maritally faithful; vigilant; sober; well-behaved; hospitable; apt to or capable of teaching; peaceable; contented; patient; experienced; humble; reputable; and joyful.66