“But if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for the church of God?”
1 Timothy 3.5
Family life is a demonstration of a man’s ability to care for others. For this reason elders must be family men. They must be proven in the home, before being placed in care of God’s church.
Elders are not businessmen. Never look to their success as professionals or in business. Such people often make the worst shepherds. Ask, how do they treat other people, especially their own household?