This is a trustworthy saying: “If someone aspires to be an elder, * he desires an honorable position.” 1Timothy 3:1
Those who serve on the board are being called to be a church leader ("elder"). This is a significant responsibility because the church belongs to the living God. Church leaders should not be elected because they are popular, nor should they be allowed to push their way to the top. Instead, they should be chosen by the church because of their respect for grace and truth; their love for Christ and his Church; and their passion for the mission of leading others to follow Jesus. These spiritual leaders are chosen and called for what they believe and how they live.