What Do Deacons Do?

By Juan R. Sanchez

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Concise, Scripture-Centered Guide Addresses Common Questions about Diaconal Service in the Church

Many new believers have questions about what it means to live as a Christian in the context of a local church, and pastors are looking for resources to pass along to their congregations to help them think biblically about the Christian life. Church Questions is a series by 9Marks that seeks to provide Christians with sound and accessible biblical teaching by answering common questions about church life. Each booklet offers biblical answers and practical applications with the goal of nurturing healthy church practice and commitment.

In this concise booklet, Juan Sanchez explains the essential role deacons play in the life of the church. He addresses topics such as why churches need deacons, how deacons carry out their role, who is eligible to be a deacon, and how diaconal service exemplifies the character of Christ. Valuable for church leaders and members alike, this resource helps readers understand what the Bible has to say about this important church office and why its ministry is indispensable.

  • A Great Resource for Congregations and New Believers: Helps readers think more biblically about the Christian life and faithfulness in a local church
  • Accessible and Practical: Small, shareable booklet includes helpful applications for individuals and churches
  • Part of the Church Questions Series Created in Partnership with 9Marks

Author:

Juan R. Sanchez

Juan R. Sanchez (PhD, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary) is the senior pastor of High Pointe Baptist Church in Austin, Texas, and the cofounder and president of Coalición. He is the author of The Leadership Formula: Develop the Next Generation of Leaders in the Church and a contributor to Faithful Endurance.

Product Details

Category: Church Ministry
Theology
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 64
Size: 4.0 in x 7.0 in
Weight: 1.49 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-7900-6
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-7900-4
ISBN-UPC: 9781433579004
Case Quantity: 10
Published: March 29, 2022

Endorsements

“Christians are pressed by very real questions. How does Scripture structure a church, order worship, organize ministry, and define biblical leadership? Those are just examples of the questions that are answered clearly, carefully, and winsomely in this new series from 9Marks. I am so thankful for this ministry and for its incredibly healthy and hopeful influence in so many faithful churches. I eagerly commend this series.”
R. Albert Mohler Jr., President and Centennial Professor of Christian Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary

“Sincere questions deserve thoughtful answers. If you’re not sure where to start in answering these questions, let this series serve as a diving board into the pool. These minibooks are winsomely to-the-point and great to read together with one friend or one hundred friends.”
Gloria Furman, author, Alive in Him and Labor with Hope

“Where can we Christians find reliable answers to our common questions about life together at church—without having to plow through long, expensive books? The Church Questions booklets meet our need with answers that are biblical, thoughtful, and practical. For pastors, this series will prove a trustworthy resource for guiding church members toward deeper wisdom and stronger unity.”
Ray Ortlund, President, Renewal Ministries