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… Continue reading Leadership in the Church Plant

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… Continue reading The Office of Deacon