In God's master plan for the church he designed a special group of workers called "deacons." All Christians are to "serve" and "minister" but those who serve as deacons perform a work in the church that is crucial to a local church's unique needs. This lesson takes a look at this important role.
It's a monumental task to cover the two lists of qualifications for shepherds found in 1 Tim. 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9. However, in this lesson, we break down those 34 qualities into five discernible groups. This is how God describes the kind of men he wants to shepherd and oversee his people in the church.
The most important work in the church is the work of a shepherd. God designed the church with the built-in benefit of men leading and protecting the body of Christ. This lesson reminds us how important that work is and how good, spiritual men need to aspire for this office.