Whether you are in a new church or a more established one, if you have a congregation, you have a growing need for more servants. You need others to help you. Yet you may not know where to start or how to proceed with identifying, enlisting, equipping, and engaging servant-leaders for your church. In Discovering and Developing Your Deacons, you will find the help you need.
If you are wondering whether or not you even need the ministry of Deacons, or if you’d like to know more about the process of discovering the right way to find them, this book is for you. You may have questions about the characteristics of men who can serve and how you can identify those qualities. This book answers clearly and concisely ten of the most often asked questions related to starting or restarting an effective Deacon ministry.
It is not God’s intention that a Pastor and one or two other leaders perform all needed ministry. This is akin to what God intended for the Apostles in Acts 6, when they had become overwhelmed with the ministry needs of a multiplying church. This book details how to find the kind of men described in Acts 6—not only find them but identify them by their reputation, character qualities, and servant hearts. This is a process that can be undertaken by any church that sees the need and has a desire to follow clear, scripturally-based guidelines.
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About the Author
Russell R. Cook and his wife, Marsha, have devoted many of their ministry years to training Pastors, staff members, Deacons, and their wives for service to the local church. This is his second book about Deacon ministry. He has been the Pastor of four churches and is currently a Director of Missions in Shawnee, Oklahoma.