Evaluation of a Potential Christ Fellowship Elder
“Here is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being an overseer, he desires a noble task. Now the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him with proper respect…
He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap.” 1 Timothy 3:1-4, 6, 7
“An elder must be blameless, the husband of but one wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer is entrusted with God’s work, he must be blameless – not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.” Titus 1:6-9
An Opportunity to Evaluate Personally
In the Evaluation Form are 20 characteristics of maturity taken from Paul’s letters to Timothy and Titus (compiled in The Measure of a Man by Gene Getz), followed by a seven-point evaluation scale ranging from dissatisfied to satisfied. Read each question carefully and then circle the number that best represents where you are in your spiritual journey. Be as honest and objective as possible, but don’t be too hard on yourself. Give yourself credit where credit is due.
An Opportunity to Evaluate Another Person
Evaluate the person according to your personal knowledge of them. If you do not have any insight into a specific quality just leave it blank. Be as honest and objective as possible, neither softening answers nor operating for a perfectionist standard. Feel free to write comments if you have them.
View the Evaluation Form (pdf)