Unfortunately. most of us ignore what the Bible says in 1 Timothy 3:1-12. figuring that it doesn't apply to us.
But a careful look through the New Testament shows that every spiritual requirement made of a pastor in 1 Timothy 3 is duplicated elsewhere in Scripture for all believers.
We're to display those same spiritual qualities at home. on the job. and in all our interpersonal relationships - Christian or non-Christian.
John sums up Church Leadership this way: "There isn't a leadership level made up of elders and pastors. a service level made up of deacons. and a spectator level made up of all other believers. There is no audience in the church - we are all in the ministry."
You'll want to make this study a priority for your personal ministry!