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|Published:||April 13, 2021|
How Can Deacons Mobilize Service in a Church?
Deacons are essential to church health—yet there is no clear consensus about their biblical job description. In this book, Matt Smethurst makes the case that they are model servants called to meet tangible needs, organize and mobilize service, preserve the unity of the flock, support the ministry of the elders, and further the mission of the church. Relying on Scripture to clear the confusion, Smethurst details—in an engaging and practical way—how deacons can be deployed as healthy models of service to help congregations flourish.
Table of Contents
Introduction: At Your Service
Chapter 1: The Backstory and the Blunders: How Deacons Have Functioned
Chapter 2: The Blueprint: Where Deacons Began
Chapter 3: The Baselines: What Deacons Must Be
Chapter 4: The Breakdown: What Deacons Must Do
Chapter 5: The Benefits: What Deacons Provide
Chapter 6: The Beauty: Who Deacons Reflect
Conclusion: Deacons Are Difference-Makers
Appendix 1: May Women Serve as Deacons?
Appendix 2: Sample Questions for Deacon Candidates