Item description for Your Calling As A Deacon (Your Calling As...) by Gary Straub & James Trader II...
Overview This resource for individual and group study explores what it means to be a deacon in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Addressing both the leadership and spiritual requirements of the position, Your Calling as a Deason offers new and seasoned deacons the direction, understanding, and encouragement to serve God and church. "Folksy, almost breezy, language disguises serious, insightful spiritual counsel to those seeking to discover their call to diaconal ministry. This long-needed book will contribute greatly to those searching to see if they fit this lay ministry, those already serving as deacons, and those who seek to equip the ministry of the diaconate. Don't let this easily read book keep you from appreciating its depth and its practicality."
Publishers Description This resource for individual and group study explores what it means to be a deacon in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). Addressing both the leadership and spiritual requirements of the position, Your Calling as a Deacon offers new and seasoned deacons the direction, understanding, and encouragement to serve God and church.
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Studio: Chalice Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.26" Width: 5.06" Height: 0.27" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2005
Publisher Chalice Press
Series Your Calling As
ISBN 0827244118 ISBN13 9780827244115
Availability 0 units.
More About Gary Straub & James Trader II
After serving three churches for 35 years and 11 interims, Gary Straub's current ministry adventure involves leadership consultations. After three Chalice Press books on leadership, his last 15 years have been devoted to serving with Bethany Fellows, an ecumenical coaching/mentoring ministry for young pastors during their first 5 years in the parish, where a 40% dropout rate prevails. Currently, Bethany Fellows enjoy a 90% retention rate. Straub has an undergraduate degree from Ozark Bible College, a Masters in Pastoral Care and Doctorate in Pastoral Psychology from Vanderbilt Divinity School, and a Master of Theology from Princeton Seminary. A certified Spiritual Director with Shalem Institute, he is also a credentialed Valwood Leadership Coach. Gary presently conducts strategic ministry consultations, retreats and workshops, search process conversations, prayer days and spirituality seminars. Straub has been married for more than 40 years to Geneva, a psychiatric nurse with extensive background in family and addiction counseling. They are active members of Middletown Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky. Their two grown daughters also live in Louisville, with assorted dogs, cats and 3 grandchildren.
Reviews - What do customers think about Your Calling As A Deacon (Your Calling As...)?
"Much needed to be prepared for your calling" Mar 9, 2010
Your Calling As A Deacon (Paperback) ~ Gary Straub
This book confirmed what God has called me to do. It answered many questions I already had the answers to but had to find within myself. To God be all the Glory!!!!!!!
Review of Your Calling As A Deacon Nov 9, 2009
This book is a very poor treatment of the subject. It gives only a few paragraphs to the New Testament references to deacons, and it gives very general duties and responsibilities of deacons. The strongest point in the book, about the only strong point, is its brief discussion of the role of deacons in various Christian denominations. Even then, its treatment of the Baptist views about deacons is very sparse. The two Baptist sources the authors refer to (both from the American Baptist tradition) are not even the best treatments of this subject among American Baptists. Having read several good books on this subject from the Baptist tradition, I recommend that you not waste your money on this book.