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
• The deacon's role in worship and watchcare
• The deacon's responsibilities in reaching out to the unchurched
• The role of the fellowship friend plan
• A zone visitation plan
In his lifetime, Harold Nichols was a deacon with 40 years of experience and conducted numerous training sessions for deacons in churches of the Philadelphia Baptist Association, the oldest association of Baptists in the United States.