Bethel Eritrean Church believes in leadership according to the New Testament. The leadership rests with the pastor and elders. Besides it is a calling, being an elders requires possessing certain attributes. These attributes are critical in serving the body of Christ and not assume lordship over the congregation.
Essential Attributes of an Elder
Blameless, the husband of one wife, temperate, sober-minded, of good behavior, hospitable, able to teach; not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but gentle, not quarrelsome, not covetous; one who rules his own house well, having his children in submission with all reverence (for if a man does not know how to rule his own house, how will he take care of the church of God?); not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil. Moreover he must have a good testimony among those who are outside, lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.