The Presbyterian Deacon: An Essential Guide  -     By: Earl S. Johnson Jr.
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The Presbyterian Deacon: An Essential Guide

Westminster John Knox Press / 2002 / Paperback

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In this highly useful book, Earl Johnson explores the role of the deacon in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its office as a ministry of sympathy, witness, and service. This book examines the office as it is described in sections of the Book of Order and analyzes how the word "deacon" is used in Scripture. Biblical texts are explored, historical information regarding the inclusion of women is provided, and innovative ways to incorporate the office into the larger ministry of the church are suggested.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 80
Vendor: Westminster John Knox Press
Publication Date: 2002
Dimensions: 8 X 5 (inches)
ISBN: 0664502377
ISBN-13: 9780664502379
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In this highly useful book, Earl S. Johnson, Jr., explores the role of the deacon in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and its office as a ministry of sympathy, witness, and service. Himself a Presbyterian deacon, Johnson examines the office as it is described in sections of the Book of Order and analyzes how the word "deacon" is used in Scripture. Biblical texts are explored, historical information regarding the inclusion of women is provided, and innovative ways to incorporate the office into the larger ministry of the church are suggested.

Author Bio

Earl S. Johnson, Jr. is Pastor of First Presbyterian Church in Johnstown, New York, and an adjunct professor of religious studies at Siena College. He has written several books, including Witness Without Parallel: Eight Biblical Truths that Make Us Presbyterian and Selected to Serve: A Guide for Church Officers, both published by WJK.

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  1. 3 Stars Out Of 5
    December 31, 2009
    Karen Brown
    The book provides a good overview of the functions of Presbyterian deacons. It does not offer much in the way of specifics when it deals with the most important idea of all. How can we beef up the role of deacons to meet the needs in a modern day world.
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