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Deacons: How They Serve and Strengthen the Church (Smethurst)

SKU 9781433571626


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.


Author: Matt Smethurst

Pages: 176



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Product Details:

  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 176 pages
  • Published:  2021
  • ISBN : ‎ 9781433571626
  • Author:  Matt Smerthurst


  • Matt Smethurst is lead pastor of River City Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia; editor at The Gospel Coalition; and author of several books


  • “Smethurst’s concise manifesto and practical manual succeeds in highlighting the glory of the office of deacon. This is not a dry, theoretical treatise but a clear and cogent call to recognize God’s irreplaceable gift of the diaconal ministry.”
    Cornelis Van Dam, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament, Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary; author, The Deacon

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