"The saying is trustworthy: If anyone aspires to the office of overseer, he desires a noble task. Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not a drunkard, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own household well, with all dignity keeping his children submissive, for if someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God's church?" (Titus 3:1-16)
Reuben Mc Rae
"My wife Kate and I live in downtown Newcastle with our three daughters. Vocationally I’m a Canada Lands Surveyor, working on First Nations related projects across Ontario. At home we enjoy taking the kids to the town’s parks, nature walks, seasonal frog catching, and going up and down escalators at the mall on a rainy day. Leading a small group with Kate at NFBC for families with young children is a weekly highlight. I have a passion for bringing scripture to life, claiming the power of the gospel in the particulars of our lives."
"Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience. And let them also be tested first; then let them serve as deacons if they prove themselves blameless. Their wives likewise must be dignified, not slanderers, but sober-minded, faithful in all things. Let deacons each be the husband of one wife, managing their children and their own households well." (1 Timothy 3:8-13)