According to Paul in 1 Timothy 3, at least. I met with one of my old students I used to lead, who was considering coming to College in order to be a pastor. We sat down in a cafe and read 1 Timothy 3 together. The most interesting thing is, that in the whole list of things Paul gives as essential for being an overseer, "being able to teach" is the only required skill. Everything else is about maintaining godly character.
So my advice to this young upstart? Get to know Christ more and get all the experience you can in teaching the bible.
Is that too reductionistic?
The parable of the Good Samaritan: the unexpurgated postscript - … And Jesus concluded, “Which one of these three, do you think, was a neighbour to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” He said, “The one who ...
3 hours ago