A Two-Party Study Guide:
A Self-Study Plan and
A Pastor-Directed Plan

by Kate Ward-Turner



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 5/13/2008

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 98
ISBN : 9780595497553

About the Book

Indifference toward deacon development places the church in a precarious state. By and large, congregations stand to be weakened by deacons who have not discovered the exciting possibilities of the office. When pastor and congregation disregard the need to have trained deacons, the office is allowed to recede into one of mere honor rather than service established in Christ.

On the other hand, trained deacons or those in training discover exciting opportunities with which the office of deacons is filled. They come to perceive the office as one of service rather than honor. The church is strengthened exceedingly by their effective and efficient leadership under the sight of the pastor.

Unquestionable, God is looking for a special breed of deacons-a New Testament breed who are Spirit-filled and qualified. To say that deacons are qualified is to say also that they are trained for the work of deacons.

About the Author

The author attends the Church of Deliverance in Christ in Gary, Indiana where Dr. Lorenzo Bonds is the Pastor. She has a B.A. in Marketing from DePaul University and is currently pursuing a Master?s in Divinity, with a focus in pastoral care and counseling from Chicago Theological Seminary, in Illinois.