Appointing new elders is a big deal! And before a church does so they must understand the solemnity & gravity of what they are doing. They must evaluate the potential overseer to make sure that he meets the qualifications. Why? First, because pastors will give an account to God for the performance of their duties, & God did not lack wisdom when he prescribed these qualifications. If they lack these qualifications they will fail. And secondly, the church will suffer if an unqualified man is elevated to the position. Listen as Pastor Matt makes some general observations about the office of overseer and begins working through the biblical qualifications listed in I Timothy 3:2-7.