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Published on May 12th, 2014 | by ABCUSA


Judson Press’s “The Work of the Deacon & Deaconess” Celebrates 50th Anniversary with New Print Edition

VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 5/12/14)The Work of the Deacon & Deaconess is marking its 50th anniversary with the second revised edition, which includes new and updated content reflecting the evolving diversity of ministry in the diaconate.

Fans of this book will find time-honored material about the traditional roles of the deacon, as well as additional ideas for tailoring the deacon’s work to the needs of a growing congregation and changing community. In particular, this second revised edition includes greater differentiation between the roles of deacon (male and female) and deaconess in churches that maintain a distinction in those ministries.

Rev. Dr. James McJunkin, executive minister of the Philadelphia Baptist Association, states, “This is a good resource for writing a job description for the deacons ministry. It is a must-read for congregations interested in a review of their organizational structure to ensure a comprehensive plan to meet the needs of the church members.”

The “Work of the Church” collection of resources provides practical yet thorough guidance for nearly every facet of church administration.

About the Author:  
In his lifetime, Harold Nichols was a deacon with 40 years of experience and conducted numerous training sessions for deacons in churches of the Philadelphia Baptist Association, the oldest association of Baptists in the United States.

To order Judson Press resources, visit or call 800-458-3766.                                                    

Founded in 1824, Judson Press is a publishing ministry of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Churches USA. It is committed to producing Christ-centered leadership resources for the transformation of individuals, congregations, communities, and cultures.

American Baptist Home Mission Societies —the domestic mission arm of American Baptist Churches USA—ministers as the caring heart and serving hands of Jesus Christ across the United States and Puerto Rico through a multitude of initiatives that focus on discipleship, community and justice.

American Baptist Churches is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with over 5,200 local congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.

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