Descriptive Duties of Deacons

A Guidebook for Practical Deacon Ministry Through the Local Church

by Russell R. Cook



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 9/25/2017

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781512793048
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781512793062
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 160
ISBN : 9781512793055

About the Book

Almost every church in America has selected and ordained Deacons for service to their congregations. Most of these Deacons have learned their duties by on-the-job experiences. However, many Deacons, even years after their ordination, still ask the question, “What am I supposed to do?” This book, Descriptive Duties of Deacons, answers that question in clearly definitive ways.

You need not feel overwhelmed, unsuited for certain areas of service, or burdened by watching other Deacons in your church and thinking you have to do everything they do. This guidebook shows numerous options for ministry that can fit with your spiritual gifts, talents, training, and personality. These ministry options will help you find your niche in God’s work.

God does not intend for you to do everything nor to do your duties by yourself. He has placed you in a local church where a Pastor, ministry staff, and numerous volunteers can serve with you. The various duties described here will help you to better understand what both you and your fellow Deacons need to be doing individually and together. Follow this guidebook, and you may never again ask the question, “What am I supposed to do as a Deacon?”

About the Author

Russell R. Cook has pastored four Baptist churches in Missouri, Texas, and Oklahoma since 1971. He has been active in local, associational, state, and national ministries. He became the Director of Missions for Pottawatomie-Lincoln Baptist Association, a network of sixty-five churches and missions in two counties of central Oklahoma, in 1996. He and his wife, Marsha, make their home in Shawnee, Oklahoma. Together they have devoted many of their ministry years training Pastors, staff members, Deacons, and their wives for effective service to the local church. This is his third book.