Leaders in the church who are appointed  to be elders must meet all of God’s  qualifications. By virtue of their greater  age and experience they are to oversee,  shepherd, rule the local church of Christ  (read I Tim 3:1-7; Tit 1:5-9; Acts 20:17-  32; Heb 13:17; I Pet 5:1 -3). Although this  office is defined