Minister of Mercy
The New Testament Deacon
Study guide for the valuable book for all deacons or those preparing for a ministry as deacons. Strengthen this aspect of ministry in your church with this important tool; includes many practical ideas and suggestions for implementing their ministry of the New Testament; encourages deacons to develop a compassionate heart for the needy. Numerous study and discussion questions for each chapter.
The Aims of This Guide Book
Lesson One: Facing the Issues:
- What Do Deacons Do?
Lesson Two: The Plurality of Deacons
- The Necessity for Good Management Skills
- The Shepherds / Overseers
Lesson Three: The Necessity for Character Qualifications
- Wives of Deacons
Lesson Four: What the Old Testament Says About the Poor and Needy
Lesson Five: What the New Testament Says About Caring for Needy People, Part 1
Lesson Six: What the New Testament Says About Caring for Needy People, Part 2
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. He has taught philosophy and New Testament literature at Colorado Christian University and is a keynote speaker each year at Emmaus Bible College’s Iron Sharpens Iron conference. A gifted Bible teacher and speaker, Mr. Strauch has taught in more than 25 countries and has helped thousands of churches worldwide through his expository writing ministry.
With more than 200,000 copies in print, Alexander is best known as the author of Biblical Eldership, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. His books are available through Lewis and Roth Publishers.
Mr. Strauch and his wife, Marilyn, reside in Littleton, Colorado, near their four adult daughters and eight grandchildren.