I left you on the island of Crete so you could complete our work there and appoint elders in each town as I instructed you.
Some people fight for positions. They want to stand on a pedestal above their peers for various reasons, such as pride, power, feeling insulated, or the illusion of job security.
God wants existing leaders to appoint elders, leaders, shepherds, coaches, and mentors in every city and organization. These people are designated by their peers and senior leader to guide others in the right direction. Once this assignment is thoroughly completed, we move on to our next assignment.