1 Tim 3:1

3:1 The saying is trustworthy. See note 1:15. The use of this expression here reflects the importance Paul attaches to the task of the overseer.

overseer. One of a group of individuals charged with the general care of the church (v. 5; Phil. 1:1). The word is used interchangeably with “elder” (Acts 20:17, 28; Titus 1:5–7). See “Pastors and Pastoral Care” at 1 Pet. 5:2.