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Views on the roles of deacons vary widely among evangelical Christians. What does Scripture actually teach about deacons and their role in the church?
Views range from deacons being the board of directors, to the church building maintenance crew. Strauch states that his purpose in writing this book is “to encourage my deacon friends and fellow church leaders to think more critically about what they are saying, what they are doing, and what Scripture actually teaches about deacons.”
Whatever your view of deacons may be, this study will help you examine in detail the biblical facts on deacons, allowing those facts to guide your thinking. This book offers the opportunity to build broader agreement among our Bible-believing churches as to what deacons do.
With questions and assignments written by Alexander Strauch, this Study Guide is designed as a companion to the text, Paul’s Vision for the Deacons: Assisting the Elders with the Care of God’s Church. Together, these resources make excellent training material for deacons and the elders who lead them.