Paul’s Vision for the Deacons
Assisting the Elders with the Care of God’s Church
Views on the roles of deacons vary widely among evangelical Christians. What does Scripture actually teach about deacons and their role in the church? Paul’s Vision for the Deacons is not a revision but a completely new book with a fresh perspective.
Views on the roles of deacons vary widely among evangelical Christians. What does Scripture actually teach about deacons and their role in the church?
Views range from deacons being the board of directors, to the church building maintenance crew. Strauch states that his purpose in writing this book is “to encourage my deacon friends and fellow church leaders to think more critically about what they are saying, what they are doing, and what Scripture actually teaches about deacons.”
Whatever your view of deacons may be, this study will help you examine in detail the biblical facts on deacons, allowing those facts to guide your thinking. This book offers the opportunity to build broader agreement among our Bible-believing churches as to what deacons do.
Known for his deep love for the church and for his careful Bible exegesis, Strauch’s new study cannot be ignored by churches that are committed to following a biblical church polity. This is not simply a revision of Strauch’s popular book, The New Testament Deacon: Minister of Mercy. It is a completely new study with a fresh perspective.
About the Author
Alexander Strauch was raised in New Jersey and converted to Christ at a Bible camp in New York State. He received his undergraduate degree from Colorado Christian University and went on to earn his Master’s in Divinity degree from Denver Seminary.
For over forty years he has served as an elder at Littleton Bible Chapel near Denver, Colorado. Additionally, he has taught philosophy and New Testament literature at Colorado Christian University. A gifted Bible teacher and speaker, Mr. Strauch has taught in more than 30 countries and has helped thousands of churches worldwide through his expository writing ministry. Currently, Mr. Strauch and his wife, Marilyn, reside in Littleton, Colorado, near their four adult daughters.
He is the author of numerous books, including Biblical Eldership, The New Testament Deacon, Men and Women: Equal Yet Different, Agape Leadership, Meetings that Work, Leading with Love, Love or Die: Christ’s Wake-Up Call to the Church, If You Bite and Devour One Another, and more.