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Being a Deacon Today

Exploring a Distinctive Ministry in the Church and in the World

By Rosalind Brown

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Format: Paperback, 139 pages
Published In: United States, 01 July 2005
In very practical and helpful terms, Rosalind Brown explores what it means to be a deacon in today's church. All too often the time spent as a deacon is seen simply as the prelude to priestly ordination. Yet the Bible defines three orders of ministry - deacon, priest, and bishop - each with its own distinctive characteristics and responsibilities. In Being A Deacon Today, Brown explores the three places where deacons minister (the church, the world, and at the margins), the three strands of their ministry (in liturgy, in pastoral care, and as catechists), and the three actions of their ministry (praying, loving, and remembering). This book, excellent for classroom use and for transitional and permanent deacons, will restore a fuller understanding of the diaconal ministry and nurture deacons in their work and spiritual life.
EAN: 9780819222015
ISBN: 0819222011
Publisher: Morehouse Publishing
Dimensions: 21.36 x 14.22 x 1.17 centimeters (0.09 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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As a new deacon I found this book not only interesting to read but also helpful in focussing my new ministry. Rosalind Brown has a very down to earth writing style that draws the reader in. She explores the very distinctive and often much forgotton role of the deacon in the Anglican Church. Even though she is writing from an English persective it all applies here in NZ. She give many examples that help the reader connect with her. A book I have gone back to repeatedly in my 18 months as a deacon. A must have for anyone being ordained.

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