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Deacon Ministry


Role of Deacons
Path to Leadership PPTs
Deacon Ministries
Deacons & Church Growth
Administrative Resources
Conflict Resolution
Deacon/Staff Relations
Other Helpful Resources




Biblical Role of Deacons
The Biblical Role of Deacons, Derek Gentle
Complete Biblical Role of Deacons (PDF)
BP: The ministry of deacons, Kenneth Hemphill
Training for Servanthood: A Basic Training Guide for Baptist Deacons, VBMB
Elders & Deacons, Andreas J. Köstenberger
The New Testament Pattern of Church Government, Andreas J. Köstenberger (pdf)
Hermeneutical and Exegetical Challenges in Interpreting the Pastoral Epistles, Andreas J. Köstenberger (pdf)
Transforming Solutions: Deacon Rescources - scroll down to see active links
Eddie Hammett, Senior Leadership/Discipleship Consultant for Baptist State Convention of North Carolina

Transforming Solutions: Recommended Resources, Models For Deacon Ministry
Transforming Solutions: Deacon Links
BP: Church's deacons transition from 'overseers' to ministers
BP: Congregational & elder-led models both work
Search Baptist Press for articles on Deacon Ministry

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Path to Leadership PowerPoints
The Role of Deacons
Hospital Visitation
Protecting the Unity of the Church
How to Share Your Testimony
Crisis Management

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Deacon Ministries
BP: Deacons ministry to those who face crises
BP: Church Finds Joy Serving Widows
Pastoral Care: Leadership Journal
Develop a More Powerful Testimony Presentation (PDF)
Develop a More Powerful Testimony Presentation (MS Word)
Develop a More Powerful Testimony Presentation (WordPerfect)

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Deacons & Church Growth
Outreach & Church Growth Index, BSP
Vision/Direction: Leadership Journal
Leadership Journal, Home

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Administrative Resources

Administration: Leadership Journal
Personnel Financial Resources, Guidestone, SBC
The Personnel Committee & the Budget Process
Compensation Study, Guidestone, SBC


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Conflict Resolution

BP: Conflict a certainty, not always bad
BP: Deacons should steer church members away from conflict
BP: Conflict needn't cripple churches
BP: Mediation gains popularity to save churches in conflict
BP: Study ways to turn conflict into victory
BP: Types of difficult people
Peacemaker Ministries
Resources for Resolving Conflict
Managing Conflict: Leadership Journal

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Relations with Pastor & Staff

What Pastors Wish Deacons Knew
BP: PK stands for preacher's kid
BP: Be Kind to PK's
BP: PKs pain & joy in a fishbowl
SBCLife: "The Dirty Little Secret" - a lack of harmony between pastor & church
BP: Forced termination, depression
BP: 'Wounded Heroes' tell of crisis & redemption
Help for Hurting Pastors a BSP index

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Other Helpful Resources

Baptist2Baptist - Information & Inspiration on Baptists Issues
SBC Life - SBC Executive Committee Magazine
Deacon Ministry Resources from LifeWay

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