Deacons: How They Serve and Strengthen the Church (9marks Building Healthy Churches) (Hardcover)
How Can Deacons Mobilize Service in the Church?
Deacons are essential to a church's health--yet confusion abounds regarding their biblical job description. What's their God-given role in a local congregation and how do they relate to the church's overall mission?
In this short book, Matt Smethurst makes the case that deacons are model servants called to meet tangible needs, organize and mobilize acts of service, preserve the unity of the flock, and support the ministry of the elders. Clearing away common misconceptions, Smethurst offers practical guidance for deploying deacons and helping churches to flourish.
Download eighteen free sample questions for deacon candidates.
About the Author
Matt Smethurst is lead pastor of River City Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, editor at the Gospel Coalition, and author of Before You Share Your Faith; Before You Open Your Bible; Deacons; and more.