The place and work of deacons is examined in this useful work. Van Dam starts by looking at the poor and how they were cared for in Old Testament times. He then moves on to Christ’s teaching on the poor and needy before examining early church practice. The crucial Acts 6 passage is described in detail and ﬂowing from that he discusses ‘Deacons as Ofﬁce Bearers’ and then asks, ‘Are Female Deacons Biblical’?
Dr Ray Evans, has been leading Grace Community Church, Bedford for 35 years, and is also now working part-time for the FIEC as a Church Leadership Consultant
Biblical foundations for today’s
ministry of mercy By Cornelis Van Dam
Reformation Heritage Books. 252 pages. £8.12 ISBN 978 1 601 785 114
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