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
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.
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