Deacon Ministry: Helpful books

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Books are listed by workshop topic and may relate to more than one workshop.

The Art of Listening

A Sacred Voice Is Calling

Beyond Casseroles: Offering Support Creatively

The Art of Helping The New Breed

Other resources

Margaret Cooke with Elizabeth Putman—Ways You Can Help. New York: Warner Books, 1996.

Donna Pinsoneault—Attracting & Managing Volunteers. Linguori, MO: Linguori Publications, 2001.


Deacons and Pastors: The Pastoral Care Team

The New Breed

Other resources

Marlene Wilson—How to Mobilize Church Volunteers. Minneapolis: Augsburg Publishing House, 1983.

Deacon Spirituality and Commitment

Celebration of Discipline An Altar in the World Spiritual Direction

Offering Support During Grief and Loss

The Art of Helping Call Me If You Need Anything

Other resources

James E. Miller—How Can I Help?/What Will Help Me?Fort Wayne, IN: Willowgreen, 1994.

Wengerd, Sara—A Healing Grief: Walking with Your Friend Through Loss. Scottsdale, PA: Herald Press, 2002.


Answering the Call

Suzanne G. Farnham, et al.—Listening Hearts: Discerning Call in Community. Harrisburg, PA: Morehouse Publishing, 2002.

Michael J. Himes—Doing the Truth in Love: Conversations about God, Relationships, and Service. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 1995.

Congregational Peacemaking

Caring like Jesus