• Women must dress and conduct themselves in ways that are CONSISTENT with a profession of faith (setting the tone). (2:9-15)Introduction • Men must PRAY (2:8), work and LEAD (3:1-13) with character and consistency (setting the direction).
• The Church has been given two distinct offices which are to be filled with godly men: PASTORS & DEACONSIntroduction
• What is a calling to ministry? – Practical – a desire to be a pastor, deacon, missionary – Corporate – recognition of the desireFinding Them in combination with abilities/gifts – Mystical – an episode or period of “doing business” with God about willingness to serve by leading
1. Husband of one wife – Literally, be a one-woman man! – The leadership of a wife is a husband’s #1 responsibilityMen of Virtue – The home is a natural “proving ground” for leadership
2. Sober-minded – Where is his mind? – “Where the head goes, the body goes”Men of Virtue – A seriousness about spiritual things – A willingness to “sharpen his saw” often
3. Self-controlled – Similar to the women (2:9) – Passions under control by the grace and the power of the SpiritMen of Virtue – Harnessed energy for the task, focused
4. Respectable – Similar to the women (2:9) – An orderliness about his life – Jobs are well-done under hisMen of Virtue leadership or participation
5. Hospitable – An eagerness to engage with people on lots of levels – An openness to share what he hasMen of Virtue with others, especially those in need – Engaged in ministry already!
• My leadership vision for TaB – short range • God has blessed us with a “pile” of menVision for Men who have served in positional/office roles
• My leadership vision for TaB – short range – medium rangeVision for Men • That God would raise some of you back up into those roles again • That we would be looking for the next wave of young men to mentor
• My leadership vision for TaB – short range – medium rangeVision for Men – long range • That we would be a launching spot for the next batch of pastors, missionaries, deacons • That we would be a training center for these men