Work of the Deacon & Deaconess Second Revised Edition
Format: Paperback
Book Code: J223
Size: 5" x 8"
ISBN: 9780817017552
PubDate: 2014
Publisher: JUDSON PRESS

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Now presenting the 50th anniversary edition of this best-selling classic in Judson Press's Work of the Church series! This Second Revised Edition of The Work of the Deacon & Deaconess features new and updated content, reflecting the evolving diversity of ministry in the diaconate.

Fans will find time-honored material about the traditional roles of the deacon, as well as additional ideas for tailoring the deacon's work to the needs of a growing congregation and changing community. In particular, this second revised edition includes greater differentiation between the roles of deacon (male and female) and deaconess in churches that maintain a distinction in those ministries.

This book covers a variety of related topics including:

  • The origin of the deacon
  • Requisites and qualifications
  • Organization
  • Ordinances
  • The deacon's role in worship and watchcare
  • The deacon's responsibilities in reaching out to the unchurched
  • Training
  • Relationships
  • Finances
  • The role of the fellowship friend plan
  • A zone visitation plan
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