1 Timothy 3:1-7 is all about sound leadership in the church. Sound leadership concerns sound doctrine and sound living. Sound leaders are called to instruct God's people in sound doctrine and to further exemplify sound living. Overseers are to constantly be at work saying to God's people, "Listen to what the Word says" and "Follow me as I follow Christ." It is imperative that God's church be committed to praying for those responsible for shepherding the sheep. Use 1 Timothy 3:1-7 as a guide.