Grants Pass, Oregon

Working on a Building: Structural Integrity in the Household of God (1 Timothy 3:8-16)

1 Timothy 3:8-16 (ESV) Qualifications for Deacons 8 Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued,[a] not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. 9 They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. 10 And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. 11 Their wives likewise[b] must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in…

How to be a Qualified Elder (1 Timothy 3:1-13)

1 Timothy 3:1-13 English Standard Version (ESV) Qualifications for Overseers 3 The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. 2 Therefore an overseer[a] must be above reproach, the husband of one wife,[b] sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, 3 not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. 4 He must manage his own household well, with all…