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dc.contributor.advisorCook, James I., 1925-
dc.contributor.authorFauble, Douglas R., 1950-
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-20T12:48:51Z
dc.date.available2017-07-20T12:48:51Z
dc.date.created1989
dc.date.issued
dc.date.submitted1989
dc.identifier.uri
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract and vita.en_US
dc.descriptionBibliography : leaves 247-254.en_US
dc.description.abstract<p>This book is designed to upgrade the skills of deacons' conference leaders in the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRC) so that they, in turn, help the deacons in the local churches fulfill their office better. The manual consists of an introduction, five chapters including footnotes and discussion starters, two appendices, and a bibliography.</p><p>Chapter I details the origin, development, and parachurch status of deacons' conferences. Three eras of conference history are described: 1906-1930, 1930-1962, 1962-present.</p><p>Chapter II is a biblical study of service including an examination of Isaiah's suffering servant texts, Mark 10:45 and its Christological basis for service by each Christian, and a study of four New Testament texts frequently noted as influencing our understanding of service and deacons: Acts 6:1-6, Philippians 1:1, 1 Timothy 3:8-13, and Romans 16:1-2.</p><p>Chapter III examines the theology of service in the Reformed tradition by considering statements in John Calvin; 16th and 17th century Dutch Reformed Church Orders; the 1978-1979 CRC synodical position on worldhunger, "And He Had Compassion on Them"; Karl Barth; and <cite>The Deacons Handbook</cite>.</p><p>Chapter IV considers similarities and differences in the structures of deacons' conferences by comparing past and present conference constitutions. An appeal is made for greater uniformity for deacons' conferences and a new model constitution is submitted for consideration.</p><p>Chapter V examines deacons' conference constitutions to discover how people become leaders of conferences and what their responsibilities are. Four circles of leadership are detailed, and uniform titles and job descriptions are suggested. The chapter concludes with an analysis of motivating others to engage in diaconal work.</p>en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.rightsinfo:eu-repo/semantics/closedAccess
dc.subject.ddc262.18
dc.subject.lcshChristian Reformed Church -- Government -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.en_US
dc.subject.lcshChristian leadership -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.en_US
dc.subject.lcshDeacons -- Christian Reformed Churchen_US
dc.subject.lcshDeacons -- Training ofen_US
dc.subject.lcshService (Theology)en_US
dc.subject.lcshClergy conferences -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.en_US
dc.titleA leader among servants : a manual for deacons' conference leaders : an examination into how deacons conferences and their leaders can better equip deacons in the local congregation to fulfill their officeen_US
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/doctoralThesis
dcterms.accessRightsAccess limited to on-campus onlyen_US
dcterms.dateAccepted1989
dcterms.extentvii, 255 leaves ; 29 cm.en_US
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Ministryen_US
thesis.degree.levelDoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.grantorWestern Theological Seminary (Holland, Mich.)en_US
thesis.degree.date1989
dc.identifier.oclc24940579
dc.type.dspaceThesisen_US

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