STEINBACH, Man.—Is your congregation seeking deacons, looking at their role, or does it want to help them succeed? This free resource, produced by Dr. Darryl G. Klassen with EMC support, can help.
The four-part video series looks at deacons: their role, qualifications, visitation and active listening skills. The teaching times are brief and a short leader’s guide assists with questions for discussion. The free video series and discussion guide are available on the Church Resources section of the EMC website.
When Darryl served as a pastor in Crestview and then Kleefeld, he observed deacons. While studying at Providence Theological Seminary, he wrote a Doctor of Ministry dissertation (2015): The Calling, Giftedness, and Ministry of Deacons in the Evangelical Mennonite Conference: Developing a Biblical Understanding for Conference Practice.
Klassen, an EMC minister, is engaged in a ministry of preaching, teaching, and writing. He lives in Blumenort, Man., with his wife Sharon. He has studied at SBC (BRS) and PTS (MACS, DMin).
The series was produced through the BLO and BCM. Sister conferences and independent churches are welcome to use it. It can be found here.
AN INTRODUCTION TO DEACONS MINISTRY (Free)
The Role of a Deacon (17:03)
The Qualifications of a Deacon (20:38)
The Art of Visitation (15:27)
The Ministry of Listening (17:38)
Leader’s Guide available (free)