This is a faithful saying: If a man desires the position of a bishop, he desires a good work. 1 Tim 3:1-2
Paul was very specific with Timothy in his two short letters. Here he communicates the qualifications of bishops (elders) and deacons. Obviously, leaders in the church should be people of consistent integrity. He begins an extensive list of qualifications saying that a bishop must be blameless. The culture in any church is produced by what the leadership creates, ….and what they tolerate.