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AVAILABLE NOW: THE NEW DEACON MANUAL!

The new revised and expanded Deacon Manual will equip you for the challenges of deacon ministry. Each volume provides practical tools for continuing the work of Jesus in an ever-changing world.

Calling—A volume to study: A definitive reference that helps you to understand the work of the deacon, and prepares you for service.

Caring—A volume to take with you: A comprehensive set of prayers for many situations, as well as hymns, scriptures, and other service helps for congregational care and interpersonal ministry.

Order now from Brethren Press or download a paper order form.


“Render service with enthusiasm, as to the Lord and not to men and women.”  Ephesians 6:7

In the Church of the Brethren, deacon ministry is a vital and significant expression of our caregiving ministries to individuals and families. The 1997 Annual Conference statement, “Deacon Ministry in the Church of the Brethren,” states the vision for a deacon ministry in the church as follows:

“Deacons are called to be dedicated caregivers who use their spiritual gifts in a shared ministry of concern for the total well-being of God’s people. Deacons are to be Christ-like, welcoming, nurturing, reconciling, sensitive to the presence of God’s spirit in their lives and in the lives of others, witnessing for Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord within and beyond the Body of Christ, the church.”

The goal of the Deacon Ministry is to provide encouragement, support, and resources to deacons and caregivers of all sorts in the Church of the Brethren’s congregations and District Offices. Please take a moment to browse through our pages (listed to the left.)