The deacon neighborhood care program: a ministry program designed to train ordained deacons to provide better pastoral care. . .

Full Title
The deacon neighborhood care program: a ministry program designed to train ordained deacons to provide better pastoral care. . .
Author
Christopher T Looker
Abstract
This project transforms a nine-member Board of Deacons with limited responsibilities into an active team of 15 members, each with specific training in pastoral care and pastoral responsiblity for as many as 35 church members in 15 geographic neighborhoods of First Presbyterian Church in Goshen, Indiana. The project develops the new diaconate over a three-year period, based on a Reformed understanding of the Greek word diakonos in the New Testament. The participating deacons make more than 800 home visits in the course of the project.
Degree Granting Institution
Advisor
Harold E Scott
Language
English
Date
1997
Number of Pages
129