A Deacon's Heart

The New United Methodist Diaconate

A Deacon's Heart
Author Jack L. Seymour
Author Margaret Ann Crain
Publisher Abingdon Press
Publication Date 3/2001
Binding Book - Paperback
ISBN 9780687090327
Retail Price $22.99
Discount Price $15.49 (33% discount)
In volume offers insight and guidance regarding this new ministerial order both to those who are called into the diaconate, and those among whom they will minister. The book begins by locating the office of deacon within the larger United Methodist understanding the ministry of all God's people and of ordained ministers. Drawing on the stories of those whom God has called and ordained to the ministry of deacon, the authors portray the crucial link between the worship of the church and service to the world that is central to the office of deacon. The book concludes with answers to common questions asked by deacons and the churches in which their ministry takes place: Who pays for insurance? What about pensions? What responsibilities do deacons have to the congregations that hire them, and what to the conferences of which they are members?