Church Elders shall satisfy the qualifications for the office of Elder set forth in I Timothy 3:1–7 and Titus 1:6–9, and therefore shall be above reproach, temperate, prudent, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not addicted to much wine or pugnacious, but gentle, not contentious, free from the love of money, not a new convert, having a good reputation outside the church, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, loving what is good and sensible, just, devout, and self-controlled. An Elder should also be a good manager of his household and if married, the husband of one wife, and, if he has children, they should be faithful and submissive.
Acts 6:3-8 and, therefore, shall be dignified, of good repute, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, self-controlled, not greedy for dishonest gain, and sound in faith, holding firm to the true gospel without wavering. If married, he must be the husband of one godly wife who is dignified. His wife serves a very important role of service and support. He must be sober-minded and faithful in all things, and he must manage his children and household well. He must not be slanderous. He must be blameless and have a good standing with the Church and community. A Deacon must be a man at least 21 years of age and a member of the Church for at least one year prior to being elected.