In 1 Timothy 3:1-13 and Titus 1:5-9, Paul instructed young pastors on the qualifications they should look for in leaders of the church.

Pray today that those currently in leadership at Community Bible Church would live up to those qualifications. Pray that we would be discerning in choosing leaders—that we would not choose them based on expediency or pragmatism or worldly standards, but rather by God’s standards as found in his Word. Pray that the fruit of our discipleship efforts would be men and women capable and qualified to lead our church under the headship of Christ.