A newly revised and expanded “Deacon Manual” is nearing completion, with delivery scheduled for this summer, reports Donna Kline, director of the Church of the Brethren’s Deacon Ministries. The new two-volume set offers one volume for individual and group study, while the second volume is designed to accompany deacons as they minister in homes, hospitals, and the many other places they serve.
The two volumes are:
“Calling,” a definitive reference that helps users understand the work of the deacon and prepares deacons for service; and
“Caring,” a comprehensive set of prayers for many situations, as well as hymns, scriptures, and other service helps for the ordinances, congregational care, and interpersonal ministry.
The new manual is available now for pre-order from Brethren Press. Each volume may be purchased separately for $16.99, or the two-volume set may be bought for $28. A shipping and handling charge will be added to the price. Call Brethren Press at 800-441-3712 or go to www.brethrenpress.com or download an order form at www.brethren.org/deacons .