Leadership in the Church Plant

 As part of my studies in church planting resources, Crossway was kind enough to send me a review copy of Leaders who Last by Dave Kraft (Wheaton: Crossway, 2010).  While this book is aimed at pastors, elders, and deacons in any church situation, I'm reading it with respect to a church plant situation.  Here is my brief review …

The Office of Deacon

 The Greek word for deacon (diakonos) means "serve" or "servant."  This same word is used several times in the Gospels to describe Jesus' mission: he came not to be served ("deaconed") but to serve ("deacon") and give his life as a ransom for many (Matt 20.28, Mark 10.45, etc.).  I love how Polycarp (d. ca. 160 …

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