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1 tim pick your pastor

  1. 1. Men Who Will Lead1 Timothy 3:1-7
  2. 2. • 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).
  3. 3. • The Church has been given two distinct offices which are to be filled with godly men: PASTORS & DEACONSIntroduction
  4. 4. • 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 4. Respectable – Similar to the women (2:9) – An orderliness about his life – Jobs are well-done under hisMen of Virtue leadership or participation
  9. 9. 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!
  10. 10. Men of Virtue
  11. 11. • 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
  12. 12. • 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
  13. 13. • 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

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