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Deacons

By Matt Smethurst
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  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Isbn : 143357165X
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 166
  • File Pdf: deacons.pdf

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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.

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Our Life of Service

By Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Isbn : 1646800931
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 621
  • File Pdf: our-life-of-service.pdf

Book Summary:

Whether you are seasoned from years of ministry or are just getting started living out the vows you made at ordination, this essential handbook will provide the spiritual and practical support you need as a Catholic deacon in the Church today. In Our Life of Service, international speaker and bestselling author Deacon Harold Burke-Sivers will inspire and uplift you as he and his brother deacons—including Greg Kandra, Larry Oney, Dominic Cerrato, and Thomas J. Fox—share their testimonies and insights about how to serve God with determination, faith, and vision. Burke-Sivers explains the gift of the diaconate as a living image of Christ the Servant in the world, a source of comfort and hope at a time when both are in short supply. Burke-Sivers explores the daily realities of life to answer important questions about the diaconate such as: What does the Church teach about the purpose of this ministry both within the parish and the world? How are the three key responsibilities of teaching, sanctifying, and leading entrusted to a deacon at ordination practiced in daily life? How does his commitment to his wife help a married deacon balance his duties to his family and ministry? What are practical strategies and solutions for the challenges deacons face, especially when conflicts arise within ministry? Burke-Sivers also calls for younger, more diverse groups of men who reflect on the face of the Church to become permanent deacons in order to bridge the gap between the Church and the world and to reach the unchurched. Each chapter contains questions for reflection, action steps, and prayers to help deacons strengthen their own commitment to their calling. Drawing from the writings of St. John Paul II and other ecclesial writings about the purpose and gift of the permanent diaconate, Burke-Sivers educates and inspires us to more fully appreciate this gift and enriches and encourages those who have themselves answered this call. Written for deacons in active ministry, Our Life of Service is also inspiring reading for Catholics in the pew who are considering a call or who simply want to understand the purpose and gift of the permanent diaconate.

Saintly Deacons

By Owen F. Cummings
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Isbn : 9780809143221
  • Pages : 69
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 323
  • File Pdf: saintly-deacons.pdf

Book Summary:

Owen Cummings explores, through the lives of eight notable deacons, the remarkable history and evolution of the diaconate over the two millennia of Christian history. This book traces the tradition from its origins with New Testament "apostolic deacons" Stephen and Philip, to patristic deacons Lawrence and Ephrem, and medieval deacons Alcuin of York and Francis of Assisi, and ends with Reformation Era deacons Reginald Pole and Nicholas Ferrar. Cummings shows that, throughout their long history, deacons have not been defined by a narrow job description, but rather have offered themselves to serve the local church as best they can, in accordance with their God-given gifts, the request of their bishops, and the tasks that needed to be done. And he demonstrates the particular value and relevance for today's church of this versatile role.

Deacons and Vatican II

By Michael J. Tkacik
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1532648197
  • Pages : 138
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 246
  • File Pdf: deacons-and-vatican-ii.pdf

Book Summary:

The Second Vatican Council committed the Catholic Church to the service of the world when it defined the church to be missionary by nature and a sacrament pointing to and making Christ present to all. Such a vision of the church informed the restoration of the permanent diaconate within the ministerial life of the church—a vocation and participation in Holy Orders endowed precisely with the charism of service. Deacons are called and ordained to serve in the areas of sacrament, word, and charity. This work considers the place and role of deacons in the life of the contemporary church through the lens of the ecclesiological reforms of the Second Vatican Council. Via their preaching, teaching, and sacramental ministry, deacons are uniquely gifted and positioned to empower the lay faithful and advance the church’s engagement with the world, commitment to ecumenism and interreligious dialogue, promotion of peace, and championing of human dignity.

101 Questions and Answers on Deacons

By William T. Ditewig
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Isbn : 1616431113
  • Pages : 71
  • Category : RELIGION
  • Reads : 198
  • File Pdf: 101-questions-and-answers-on-deacons.pdf

Book Summary:

Taken together, these questions explore the role of deacons in the contemporary church, the formation of deacons, what it is like to live as a deacon, and the role of deacons as ministers of the word, the liturgy, and as apostolic leaders in service.

Finding Faithful Elders and Deacons

By Thabiti M. Anyabwile
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Isbn : 1433529955
  • Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 108
  • File Pdf: finding-faithful-elders-and-deacons.pdf

Book Summary:

Any church leader knows the qualifications for elders and deacons are articulated in the Bible, but that same leader also knows that actually finding other leaders who fulfill the biblical qualifications is difficult. While many books analyze and debate the finer points of church government, few have been written on both elders and deacons, and fewer still successfully show how to identify and reproduce legitimate leaders and willing servants throughout the ranks of the church body. Thabiti Anyabwile writes from his expertise as a pastor and an elder as well as from his experience of being led by faithful men—men who saw in him the fundamental qualities listed in Scripture and invested their time, energy, and love into grooming him to take their place. Balancing thoughtful analysis of pertinent passages with thorough application for practical use in a contemporary context, Anyabwile answers the questions, “Who should we look for to lead and serve in the church?” and “What should they do to fulfill their calling?” Most helpful, perhaps, are the lists “Observations to make” and “Questions to ask,” which are provided for each characteristic described. Rather than exacerbating the controversial questions surrounding these issues, this book provides meaningful action points that will prove effective for a wide range of interpretations.

Tales from the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Locker Room

By Dan Collins
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Isbn : 1613218516
  • Pages : 224
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 841
  • File Pdf: tales-from-the-wake-forest-demon-deacons-locker-room.pdf

Book Summary:

Based on the gold-standard currency of tradition and success, few college basketball programs are richer in history than Wake Forest University’s. This reissue of Tales from the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Locker Room, first published in 2004, traces that vibrant history from the birth of the league to the growing successes of the team today. An original member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Demon Deacons have provided the acclaimed league with much of its color and character—not to mention many of its colorful characters. Author Dan Collins provides stories about legendary players like Muggsy Bogues, the 5’3” guard who defied the description of basketball as a big man’s game, and the glory days of Tim Duncan, the onetime aspiring Olympic swimmer who grew up to become a five-time NBA champion and one of the greatest players in the game. The book looks at great coaches like Richard Crozier, the director of the university gymnasium who introduced basketball to Wake Forest; coach Murray Greason, whose love for the game of basketball was second only to his love for his beagle hounds; and coach Bones McKinney, the hyperactive Baptist minister whose dual, and at times dueling, religions were based on the Bible and basketball. Tales from the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Locker Room chronicles how Wake Forest basketball survived the university’s relocation from the quaint town of Wake Forest to the city of Winston-Salem, and how the university has thrived with the support of its devoted fans. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

The Book of Deacon

By Joseph R. Lallo
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  • Publisher : Joseph R. Lallo
  • Isbn : 1452402604
  • Pages : 320
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 848
  • File Pdf: the-book-of-deacon.pdf

Book Summary:

The Book of Deacon is the first book of The Book of Deacon series by Joseph R. Lallo. Myranda Celeste’s world has been built on a legacy of bloodshed. For more than a century, her homeland the Northern Alliance has fought the Kingdom of Tressor in what has come to be known as the Perpetual War. While her people look upon the conflict with reverence, Myranda’s hate for the war has made her an outcast. When she finds a precious sword among the equipment of a fallen warrior, she believes her luck may have changed. Little does she imagine that the treasure will draw her into an adventure of wizards and warriors, soldiers and rebels, and beasts both noble and monstrous. The journey will teach her much about her potential, about the origins of the war, and about the threat her world truly faces. Will Myranda unlock the secret of bringing peace once and for all, or will the world be lost to the Perpetual War?

Deacon

By Kristen Ashley
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  • Publisher : Kristen Ashley
  • Isbn : 131113364X
  • Pages : 225
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 561
  • File Pdf: deacon.pdf

Book Summary:

Deacon has an ugly history, a history that broke him, leaving him a ghost of a man. Out of necessity, he left the normal world to descend into the criminal world and found he fit. So he stayed. Cold as ice and living off the grid, Deacon has no intention to connect, not with anyone. Then he returns to some remote cabins in the Colorado Mountains and finds they have new owners. One of them is Cassidy Swallow, a young woman willing to work hard to live her quiet dream in a house by a river surrounded by aspen and pine. Suddenly, Deacon finds he’s at war. Cassidy’s pull for him to connect is strong. He fights it, but he loses, always coming back for more. But when he does, he gives her nothing. From the first time she sees him, Cassidy knows Deacon is dead inside. She knows he’s the kind of man who could destroy a woman. But one night when Deacon’s control slips, Cassidy takes a chance. He might break her. He also might be her dream come true.

Preach What You Believe

By Michael Bulson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Isbn : 9780809143429
  • Pages : 217
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 789
  • File Pdf: preach-what-you-believe.pdf

Book Summary:

A collection of homilies by a deacon for deacons--and anyone else who preaches. These homilies, which reflect the author's firm commitment to social justice, are followed by discussion questions.

Step-by-Step Spirituality for Deacons

By Eddie Ensley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 1504000153
  • Pages : 65
  • Category : Self-Help
  • Reads : 555
  • File Pdf: step.pdf

Book Summary:

In this book, Deacon Eddie Ensley explores ways that permanent deacons can enrich their prayer and ministry through “lectio divina,” a renewed appreciation for the “Liturgy of the Hours,” and entering into a fuller sense of “diakonia.” The stories and insights in this book are truly tools for faith enrichment and “becoming one with God” in prayer and ministry.

Serving With Joy

By William T. Ditewig,Greg Kandra,Frank DeSanio,Steve Swope
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Isbn : 150403774X
  • Pages : 73
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 910
  • File Pdf: serving-with-joy.pdf

Book Summary:

Since the early days of his pontificate, Pope Francis has challenged us to reclaim the “good news” of the Gospel and to allow that good news to heal shattered lives. He is an evangelist of hope who models true servant leadership and whose witness to joy has changed the Church and the world. This small volume brings together the reflections of five leaders in the deacon community in the United States on the joy-filled witness of Pope Francis and what his message means for deacons today.

Deacon, The

By O'Donnell, Tim
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Isbn : 1587688107
  • Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 967
  • File Pdf: deacon-the.pdf

Book Summary:

Develops a vision of the distinctive ministerial identity of deacons that is theologically rigorous and practically useful, combining two complementary images: "icon of Christ the servant" and "minister of the threshold."

A Deacon Prays

By Greg Kandra
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Ave Maria Press
  • Isbn : 1646800184
  • Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 100
  • File Pdf: a-deacon-prays.pdf

Book Summary:

Greg Kandra’s A Deacon Prays—the essential prayer book for Catholic deacons—is a practical, daily companion that speaks to deacons as no other book has because it comes from Kandra, creator of The Deacon’s Bench blog and one of the most popular voices and enthusiastic advocates of the deaconate in the Church today. Kandra left a successful career as a television news writer and producer to become a Catholic deacon after the September 11, 2001, attack on the World Trade Center. Covering the devastating story set Kandra on a spiritual quest that led to his ordination in 2007. He serves a parish in the Diocese of Brooklyn. In A Deacon Prays, Kandra has written prayers to greatly strengthen a deacon’s spiritual life and richly enhance his ministry. There are prayers for daily life and seasons; for service in particular ministries; to patron saints; of devotion tailored for deacons; of petition and intercession; and marking special times in the life of a deacon. This is an indispensable addition to any deacon’s prayer corner, briefcase, or glove compartment, and will be a popular gift for ordinations, birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions in the life of a Catholic deacon. With about 20,000 deacons serving the Catholic Church in the United States, the permanent diaconate is its fastest-growing vocation. Deacons serve in parishes, dioceses, schools, health care, social service agencies, and many more ministries throughout the Church.

A Case for Female Deacons

By Jamin Hübner
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Isbn : 1630876143
  • Pages : 104
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 276
  • File Pdf: a-case-for-female-deacons.pdf

Book Summary:

The subject of "women in ministry" has attracted considerable attention in the past half-century of Western Christianity. While much of the debate has centered around ordination and female pastors, few works have focused specifically on female deacons. A Case for Female Deacons challenges reformed and evangelical Christians to accept the legitimacy of female deacons without getting distracted by the more controversial debate about female pastors. The heart of the book contains a thorough exegesis of key passages and a fascinating look at what the church believed about deacons in centuries past. As a graduate thesis, readers will find a cohesive, logical argument supported by a wealth of scholarly research. As a contemporary work in theology, many complementarians and traditionalists will be challenged to revise their position. The end result is a compelling biblical, theological, and historical case for female deacons.

Many Servants

By Ormonde Plater
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cowley Publications
  • Isbn : 1461660629
  • Pages : 193
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 525
  • File Pdf: many-servants.pdf

Book Summary:

In this newly updated and revised introduction to the permanent diaconate, Plater includes a history of deacons in the early church, a survey of deacons from the Reformation to the present, stories of modern diaconal ministries, including first-hand accounts, and a discussion of the formation, training, and deployment of deacons. This book is a basic, essential text for discernment committees and commissions on ministry, and a comprehensive look at a vital ministry in the church today.

Inferior Office

By Francis Young
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ISD LLC
  • Isbn : 0227903722
  • Pages : 218
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 327
  • File Pdf: inferior-office.pdf

Book Summary:

In spite of the centrality of the threefold orders of bishop, priest and deacon to Anglicanism, deacons have been virtually invisible in the contemporary Church of England. 'Inferior Office?' is the first complete history of this neglected portion of theclergy, tracing the church's changing theology of the diaconate from the Ordinal of 1550 to the present day. Francis Young skilfully overturns the widely held belief that before the twentieth century, the diaconate was merely a brief and nominal period of probation for priests, revealing how it became an integral part of the Elizabethan defence of conformity and exploring the diverse range of ministries assumed by lifelong deacons in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Lifelong deacons often belonged to a marginalised 'lower class' of the clergy that has since been forgotten, an oversight of considerable importance to the wider social history of the clergy that is corrected in this volume. 'Inferior Office?' tells the story of persistent calls for the revival of a distinctive diaconate within the Victorian Church of England and situates the institution of deaconesses and later revival of the distinctive diaconate for women, as well as subsequent developments, within their wider historical context. Set against this backdrop, Young presents a balanced case both for and against the further development of a distinctive diaconate today, offering much to further discussion and debate amongst clergy of the Church of England and all those with an interest in the rich tapestry of its history.

Deacon (Gideon's Riders, #2)

By Kit Rocha
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  • Publisher : Kit Rocha
  • Isbn : 1942432259
  • Pages : 387
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 229
  • File Pdf: deacon.pdf

Book Summary:

Ana has trained most of her life to achieve one goal: to prove that anything men can do, she can do better. Now she’s Sector One’s first female Rider, and being the best is the only way to ensure she won’t be its last. Distractions aren’t allowed--especially not her painful attraction to the reserved but demanding leader whose stern, grumpy demeanor has already gotten into her head. Deacon has spent the last twenty years trying to atone for his past, but the blood he spilled as a mercenary and assassin will never wash away entirely. If his Riders knew the extent of his sins, he’d lose their trust and respect. It’s easier to keep them all at arm’s length, especially Ana. But his newest recruit’s stubbornness is starting to crack his defenses. And their sparring matches are driving him wild. The passion sparking between them can’t be denied, but neither can the vengeance barreling toward Deacon. When his old squad comes back to punish him for his betrayal, Ana and the Riders are squarely in the line of fire. The only way to save his people may be to make the ultimate sacrifice. But first, he has to convince Ana not to follow him straight into hell. Praise for Book #1 in Gideon’s Riders “There’s a lot riding on Ashwin, a lot expected of the first novel in a new series by a popular author that makes it a tricky, tight rope to walk. Kit Rocha deftly skips down that line with skill, respect, crushing emotions, and breath-taking imagination.” — Heroes & Heartbreakers “Ashwin gives readers a seemingly impossible romance while continuing to entice readers to join them in this new world that celebrates love, laughter, and life.” — Smexybooks “For me this first book in the new series was just as consuming and addicting as its predecessors. I’m so ready for what comes next. Deacon? Deacon and Ana? Yes, please. Gimme.” — FictionVixen

Deacon King Kong

By James McBride
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Isbn : 0735216746
  • Pages : 384
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 783
  • File Pdf: deacon-king-kong.pdf

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Winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Fiction Winner of the Gotham Book Prize One of Barack Obama's "Favorite Books of the Year" Oprah's Book Club Pick Named one of the Top Ten Books of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly and TIME Magazine A Washington Post Notable Novel From the author of the National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird and the bestselling modern classic The Color of Water, comes one of the most celebrated novels of the year. In September 1969, a fumbling, cranky old church deacon known as Sportcoat shuffles into the courtyard of the Cause Houses housing project in south Brooklyn, pulls a .38 from his pocket, and, in front of everybody, shoots the project’s drug dealer at point-blank range. The reasons for this desperate burst of violence and the consequences that spring from it lie at the heart of Deacon King Kong, James McBride’s funny, moving novel and his first since his National Book Award–winning The Good Lord Bird. In Deacon King Kong, McBride brings to vivid life the people affected by the shooting: the victim, the African-American and Latinx residents who witnessed it, the white neighbors, the local cops assigned to investigate, the members of the Five Ends Baptist Church where Sportcoat was deacon, the neighborhood’s Italian mobsters, and Sportcoat himself. As the story deepens, it becomes clear that the lives of the characters—caught in the tumultuous swirl of 1960s New York—overlap in unexpected ways. When the truth does emerge, McBride shows us that not all secrets are meant to be hidden, that the best way to grow is to face change without fear, and that the seeds of love lie in hope and compassion. Bringing to these pages both his masterly storytelling skills and his abiding faith in humanity, James McBride has written a novel every bit as involving as The Good Lord Bird and as emotionally honest as The Color of Water. Told with insight and wit, Deacon King Kong demonstrates that love and faith live in all of us.

The Deacon

By Cornelis Van Dam
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Reformation Heritage Books
  • Isbn : 1601785127
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 848
  • File Pdf: the-deacon.pdf

Book Summary:

The office of deacon is God’s gift to His church, but today it is often undervalued, misunderstood, and perceived to be of little importance. In The Deacon , the author considers the Old Testament background for this calling, the deacon in New Testament times and in church history, and the current function of the office. You will rediscover the high and privileged calling of deacons and come to a better understanding of what God requires of them. Table of Contents: Part 1—The Old Testament Background 1. The Poor in Israel 2. Providing for the Poor Part 2—New Testament Times 3. Christ’s Teaching on the Poor and Needy 4. Ministering to the Poor in Acts 6 5. The Office of Deacon 6. Female Deacon? Part 3—The Office of Deacon in the History of the Church 7. The Testimony of the Early Church and the Heritage of the Reformation 8. Women and the Diaconate Part 4—The Current Functioning of the Office 9. The Official Position of the Deacon Today 10. Enabling and Prioritizing 11. The Diaconal Ministry within the Congregation 12. The Diaconal Ministry outside the Congregation 13. The Blessing of the Poor

The Presbyterian Deacon

By Earl S. Johnson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Presbyterian Publishing Corp
  • Isbn : 1611643791
  • Pages : 85
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 332
  • File Pdf: the-pres.pdf

Book Summary:

In this highly useful book, Earl S. Johnson, Jr. explores the role of the deacon in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). The author explains the freedom for churches to define the roles of deacons while also supplying many helpful suggestions. Johnson examines the ministry as it is described in sections of the Book of Order and analyzes how the word "deacon" is used in Scripture. In addition, Johnson provides historical information regarding the inclusion of women and offers innovative ways to incorporate the ministry of deacons into the larger ministry of the church. Fully revised based on the new Form of Government of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), this book is invaluable for new deacons preparing for their roles, while also helping pastors and leaders who are training prospective deacons.

Daily Devotions for Deacons

By Russell R. Cook
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Isbn : 1490892370
  • Pages : 316
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 937
  • File Pdf: daily-devotions-for-deacons.pdf

Book Summary:

Inspired, well-trained, and spiritually mature deacons can be a mighty force for the church, and local American churches need their servants to excel in their ministry and service to the Body of Christ now more than ever. Most pastors and deacons in America are sincere in their desire to serve, but many do not receive enough advanced orientation, and even more receive no ongoing training at all. This lack can create much frustration and may even overwhelm deacons and their families as they try to manage the minefields of ministry. Daily Devotions for Deacons, by Russell R. Cook, guides deacons in daily preparation for their enormous and invaluable task and inspires them to become all Christ means for them to be. This guide for deacons offers a year of brief yet deeply spiritual and relevant biblical devotions. For a few moments a day, five days a week, all who desire to live as fully devoted followers of Christ will benefit from Cooks years of teaching and training pastors and deacons across America. By learning the principles and qualities necessary for a strong, effective ministry, and by applying these same qualities of service in everyday life, we begin to fulfill our God-given role and draw ever closer to His presence and His truth.

Empowerment for Ministry

By John M. Huels
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Isbn : 9780809141265
  • Pages : 284
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 967
  • File Pdf: empowerment-for-ministry.pdf

Book Summary:

Empowerment for Ministry is a must-have reference book that provides a comprehensive treatment of diocesan faculties for priests, deacons, and lay ministers. It develops a coherent theory of the juridical nature and the delegation of faculties; identifies and organizes the pertinent rules of canon law and the canonical tradition on the grant, supply, use, and cessation of diocesan faculties; and offers model faculties and commentaries on them for clergy, lay ministers, and chancery officials. Part I, Canonical Theory and Rules, presents a comprehensive treatment of diocesan faculties and all the canonical rules applicable to them. Part II, Model Faculties and Commentaries, offers lists of faculties and commentaries on them. Audience: --diocesan leadership and those who advise them in the preparation and updating of diocesan faculties --canonists and students of canon law --priests, deacons, and lay ministers who have faculties by law and/or delegation --those preparing for ecclesial ministries--seminarians, deacon candidates, and lay ministers in formation

Mariology: A Guide for Priests, Deacons, Seminarians and Consecrated Persons

By Dr. Mark Miravalle
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  • Publisher : N.a
  • Isbn : N.a
  • Pages :
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 789
  • File Pdf: mariology.pdf

Book Summary:

Some of the best minds in Mariology today have collaborated to produce this monumental anthology in honor of Our Lady and in complete fidelity to the Magisterium. Buy this book and make a present of it to your parish priest, the religious sister you know, the seminarian from your diocese, or the consecrated person or educated layperson at your parish. It’s a Mariological “must read,” especially for our priests and seminarians. –Dr. Scott Hahn Author and Professor of Theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville

Servants in Charge

By Keith M. Bailey
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Moody Publishers
  • Isbn : 1600669743
  • Pages : 186
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 657
  • File Pdf: servants-in-charge.pdf

Book Summary:

Servants in Charge is a training guide for elders and deacons with a study guide included. Servants in Charge define the roles of elders and deacons and offers practical suggestions for selecting these important leaders. And for servants who find themselves in charge, there are guidelines toward effective and fruitful ministry. Have you ever been in an office or a place of business when someone walked in and asked, "Who's in charge here?"' Can it be that the people who enter your church ask the same question but it is important to realize the answer is not a mystery. In a beautiful parable about His second coming, Jesus made it clear that His servants are in charge. These people are known not so much for their position or power, but for their attitude of true servant hood. In Servants in Charge we find that Dr. Bailey deals with the topics of who a deacon and elder are to be to what their qualifications are from a scriptural basis. He also goes on to explain their biblically based ministries and their spiritual gifts as laid out in the New Testament. He completes this short study with a guide for preparation for them and their election and consecration. A great must have for the church today.

A Deacon's Retreat

By James Keating
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Paulist Press
  • Isbn : 9780809146444
  • Pages : 75
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 979
  • File Pdf: a-deacon-s-retreat.pdf

Book Summary:

A self-directed retreat for deacons in the Catholic Church designed to lead the deacon into silent adoration and deeper appropriation of his call from Christ to become a deacon.

1 and 2 Timothy, Titus, and Philemon

By H. A. Ironside
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Kregel Academic
  • Isbn : 0825493226
  • Pages : 184
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 915
  • File Pdf: 1-and-2-timothy-titus-and-philemon.pdf

Book Summary:

Devotional, practical, and Christ-centered, the "Ironside Expository Commentary Series "offers insightful and practical comments that bring out the essential truths of God's Word. All volumes present the unabridged text in a newly typeset edition. A perfect resource for preaching and teaching from the English text of the Bible, these commentaries also provide the general reader with an excellent resource for personal study and spiritual growth.

Confessions of a Reformission Rev.

By Mark Driscoll
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Isbn : 0310315115
  • Pages : 208
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 968
  • File Pdf: confessions-of-a-reformission-rev.pdf

Book Summary:

This is the story of the birth and growth of Seattle’s innovative Mars Hill Church, one of America’s fastest growing churches located in one of America’s toughest mission fields. It’s also the story of the growth of a pastor, the mistakes he’s made along the way, and God’s grace and work in spite of those mistakes. Mark Driscoll’s emerging, missional church took a rocky road from its start in a hot, upstairs youth room with gold shag carpet to its current weekly attendance of thousands. With engaging humor, humility, and candor, Driscoll shares the failures, frustrations, and just plain messiness of trying to build a church that is faithful to the gospel of Christ in a highly post-Christian culture. In the telling, he’s not afraid to skewer some sacred cows of traditional, contemporary, and emerging churches. Each chapter discusses not only the hard lessons learned but also the principles and practices that worked and that can inform your church’s ministry, no matter its present size. The book includes discussion questions and appendix resources. “After reading a book like this, you can never go back to being an inwardly focused church without a mission. Even if you disagree with Mark about some of the things he says, you cannot help but be convicted to the inner core about what it means to have a heart for those who don’t know Jesus.”—Dan Kimball, author,The Emerging Church “... will make you laugh, cry, and get mad ... school you, shape you, and mold you into the right kind of priorities to lead the church in today’s messy world.”—Robert Webber, Northern Seminary

Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (Revised Edition)

By John Piper,Wayne Grudem
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Crossway
  • Isbn : 1433573482
  • Pages : 688
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 935
  • File Pdf: recovering-biblical-manhood-and-womanhood.pdf

Book Summary:

A Guide to Navigate Evangelical Feminism In a society where gender roles are a hot-button topic, the church is not immune to the controversy. In fact, the church has wrestled with varying degrees of evangelical feminism for decades. As evangelical feminism has crept into the church, time-trusted resources like Recovering Biblical Manhood and Womanhood help remind Christians of what the Bible has to say. In this edition of the award-winning best seller, more than 20 influential men and women such as John Piper, Wayne Grudem, D. A. Carson, and Elisabeth Elliot offer thought-provoking essays responding to the challenge egalitarianism poses to life in the church and in the home. Covering topics like role distinctions in the church, how biblical manhood and womanhood should work out in practice, and women in the history of the church, this helpful resource will help readers learn to orient their beliefs with God’s unchanging word in an ever-changing culture.

Naked Imperfection

By Gillian Deacon
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Penguin Canada
  • Isbn : 0143191926
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 577
  • File Pdf: naked-imperfection.pdf

Book Summary:

What if you’re doing everything right—living a healthy, virtuous, conscientious life—and something goes terribly wrong? Gillian Deacon was the paragon of virtue, the standard-bearer for how to live responsibly on the Earth. So when the all-natural, vegetarian, yoga-practising, marathon-running mother of three young boys was diagnosed with breast cancer, the world stopped making sense. In an increasingly perilous environment, the promise of order amid chaos is so tantalizing. Every busy woman will recognize herself in Gill’s striving—if we just get through our to-do list of achievements and improvements, we can get our lives under control … can’t we? The illusion of perfection is a powerful motivator, propelling so many of us on a breakneck pace toward somewhere other than where we are right now. But as only a brush with death can teach us, Gill learns the folly of believing we are in control. Readers will be inspired to appreciate the ragged imperfection of right now and learn to find glimpses of gratitude in every moment of any day.

Deacon

By Tekoya
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1728367255
  • Pages : 158
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 390
  • File Pdf: deacon.pdf

Book Summary:

Deacon is about a little boy being abused at a time when people didn’t interfere with the way parents raised their children.

Gospel Journeys

By Emily C. Holman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 1468524720
  • Pages : 64
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 560
  • File Pdf: gospel-journeys.pdf

Book Summary:

Travel with Deacon Emily around the world as she discovers what world markets, the fauna of Ecuador, Buddhism, Michelangelo's sculpture and the message of Christ have in common. "Gospel Journeys: Travels of a", a collection of sermons and essays, reflects her passion as a deacon in the Episcopal Church to bring the needs of the world to the church and the light of Christ of to the world. From Ecuador to Siberia she transports us to the sights of the stark reality of Nelson Mandela's tiny prison cell on Robben Island in South Africa to the smile on the faces of Salvadoran children reading a book. Through each adventure she surprises us with where she sees the "Hands of God".