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The United Methodist Deacon: Ordained to Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice

The United Methodist Deacon: Ordained to Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice

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  • ISBN-13: 9781426776113
  • Publisher: Abingdon Press
  • Release Date: Mar 18, 2014
  • Pages: 134 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.38 x 8.50 x 5.50 inches

Overview

The United Methodist order of deacon represents the ever-evolving understanding of ordained ministry. But because of the continual changes, there is confusion about the call, roll, identity, and tasks of deacons. With vivid examples, this book gives a clear understanding of the order of deacon, beginning with a discussion of how its unique call sets apart persons for ordained ministry. Contents include: A Deacon Is Called and Sent A Deacon Is Connectional A Deacon Is Missional A Deacon Is Examined and Equipped The Meaning of Ordination A Deacon Is Appointed Deacons Lead the Church Epilogue: A Snapshot of Deacons and Their Ministry

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