Chart: Qualifications for Elders or Deacons
I had trouble finding an appropriate resource for Scripture references that discuss the qualifications for deacons and elders. I'm sure it's out there, but my Google Mojo failed me over the weekend.
This Elder/Deacon Qualification Chart is a modified version of the one that appears in the 1oth Anniversary NIV Study Bible. We posted it on the back of our nomination forms here at Effingham Presbyterian.
This particular chart is gender neutral, since different churches and denominations have different standards. In the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARP) The office of Elder is limited to men while the officer of deacon is open (in many churches) to men or women.
Click on the picture above for a larger view. Feel free to use it as you see fit.