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Deacons Training. Mike McGuffee HCG CSBC. The Reason and Roles for Deacons. The Purpose of Deacons In Your Church. What do you understand your Role to be as a Deacon?. The Purpose of Deacons. Are Deacons… leaders or servants? administrators or laborers? spiritual or social? - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Deacons Training

Deacons Training Mike McGuffee


The Reason and Roles for DeaconsThe Purpose of Deacons In Your Church

What do you understand your Role to be as a Deacon?The Purpose of DeaconsAre Deaconsleaders or servants?administrators or laborers?spiritual or social?necessary or optional?THE MINISTRY OF A DEACONThe meaning of deacon diakanos servant, slave 35 times in New Testament 5 times deacon noun

Reason for DeaconsThe word diakonos literally means servant. Furthermore, in almost all the places where the New Testament uses that word, it refers only to servants, to people doing the lowliest jobs in a household or an estate, and not to a class of officers or leaders in the church.

Role of DeaconsReferences where diakonos refers to people simply serving: Matthew 20:26; 22:13; 23:11. Mark 9:35; 10:43. John 2:5,9; 12:26. Romans 13:4; 15:8;16:1. I Corinthians 3:5. II Corinthians 3:6;6:4;11:15,23. Galatians 2:17. Ephesians 3:7;6:21. Colossians 1:7,23,25;4:7. I Thessalonians 3:2. I Timothy 4:6.

References in the Bible to diakonos as official positions in the church? There are three: Philippians 1:1 and I Timothy 3:8,12.


The word diakonos itself, which literally means "through the dust," carries a hint as to the work of deacons. That servants were those who did not mind getting dirty in fulfilling their tasks. They literally "did the dirty work," and took care of the lowliest jobs. References in the Bible to diakonos as official positions in the churchPhilippians 1:1 1. Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus, To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons: I Timothy 3:8,12.8. Deacons, likewise, are to be men worthy of respect, sincere, not indulging in much wine, and not pursuing dishonest gain.

12. A deacon must be the husband of but one wife and must manage his children and his household well.

Deacon MinistryThere is no definitive list anywhere giving the responsibilities of deacons.

2. The guiding principles seem to be a) whatever the church needs and b) the leadership supports.

3. Deacons are servants and are not found to be in authority over anyone anywhere in Scripture.

Deacon Ministry4. We should think of deacons as "leading from the rear." They keep the flock together, take care of stragglers, work for unity, and help the fallen along the way. The pastor or pastors ride point. 5. The work of deacons will vary from church to church, and from year to year. But, as in Acts 6:7, their service should always reflect so positively on the Lord Jesus Christ that outsiders will want to join such a wonderful fellowship.A GODLY DEACONGROWING IN HIS WALK 1.Saved 2.Spirit Filled 3.Servant 4.Supportive



Stephen Acts 7Phillip the evangelist

A GODLY DEACON GIFTED IN HIS WORK S.piritual Gifts H.eart A.bilities P.ersonality E.xperience

What You Didnt Learn TodayHistory of DeaconsThe Role of DeaconsOrganizing Deacons for MinistryDeacon Ministry TeamsDeacons as Servant LeadersRequirements for DeaconsResponsibilities of DeaconsAnd More and More and MoreA TestimonyMike Solorio, Pastor at Valley Baptist, Salinas

After Mikes deacon retreat, we went from position to active ministry. It helped us not only with our deacons, but it helped us with every leadership position. I recommend every pastor to take a deacon retreat training with Mike McGuffee. Its a plus plus. Your whole church will benefit from leaders serving Christ with excellence!For a Deacon Training Weekend/Retreat

contact Mike McGuffeeHealthy Church GroupCSBC 559 906 8377