In Titus, it says:
"This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer, as God's steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it." Titus 1:5*-9
How do people understand the phrase 'and his children are believers'?
Is this to mean that a man can only qualify for being an Elder is his children believe. If so, what are the implications for this view? Is he not qualified until all his children believe? What happens if he has no children, is an Elder, then he father's a child... Dues he step down until the child believes?
Or is it meaning something subtly different which is not expressed well in our English translation?