Just curious about what everyone thinks about any additional requirements that churches may have for their elders that are not necessarily biblical. For example, my church is about to add an elder, not paid, and there are a list of expectations for this man. Here are a couple of them: - he is expected to read at least 6 books per year (obviously not just any book, but books on leadership, or something to enhance his personal study) - he is expected to be at home at least three nights per week - he is expected to attend one leadership conference per year (usually the leaders go to Catalyst) - he is expected to take one weekend sabbatical per year, alone, with no computer or anything...just himself and his Bible to spend time in prayer. Those are a few things. To be honest, I really think they are great expectations and fully support them. Just curious about some others may have, or what you guys and gals think of extra-biblical expectations alongside the biblical qualifications.