Who could be our elders?

One of the perennial problems facing churches is the question of who will lead them. There are basic questions, such as what is required to lead the church? Then there are harder questions like, where will they come from and how will we train them? All things that bear asking.

In our recent series in Acts, it has struck me just how frequently Paul (and others) appointed elders in churches that had been in existence a matter of months. I don’t suspect Paul was expecting any less of the elders he appointed than we ought to be asking of ours. This begs the question: why do we so often struggle to find appropriate men over years, decades even, when the apostles appeared to find them for fledgling churches who only existed a matter of months?

Taking a cue from Acts 14, listen to this short clip on why we so often fail to find appropriate leaders in the church.