is a trustworthy saying: If anyone sets his heart on being
an overseer, he desires a noble task. 2Now
the overseer must be above reproach, the husband of but
one wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable,
hospitable, able to teach, 3not given to
drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not
a lover of money. 4He must manage his own
family well and see that his children obey him with proper
respect. 5(If anyone does not know how to
manage his own family, how can he take care of God's
church?) 6He must not be a recent convert, or
he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment
as the devil. 7He must also have a good
reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into
disgrace and into the devil's trap.
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likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in
much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain. 9They must keep
hold of the deep truths of the faith with a clear conscience. 10They
must first be tested; and then if there is nothing against them, let
them serve as deacons.
11In the same way, their wives are to be women worthy of respect, not malicious talkers but temperate
and trustworthy in everything.
12A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must
manage his children and his household well. 13Those who
have served well gain an excellent standing and great assurance in
their faith in Christ Jesus.
Specific responsibilities include Youth, Worship,
Specific responsibilities include Outreach, Fellowship
Specific responsibilities include Benevolence, Outreach,
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