WHY MATT WROTE THE BOOK
Why Deacons are Crucial
Check out this panel discussion at TGC21 about the crucial role deacons play in the church. With Matt Smethurst, author of "Deacons: How They Serve and Strengthen the Church", as well as Geoff Chang, Juan Sanchez, and Jonathan Leeman.
Associational Deacon Training
Matt Smethurst is lead pastor of
Richmond, Virginia; editor at The
Gospel Coalition; and author of
and Deacons (2021).
Pastors, ministry staff, deacons
and deacon candidates will
benefit from this unique
opportunity for understanding
and equipping in this important
How Can Deacons Mobilize Service in the Church?
Deacons are essential to a church’s health—yet confusion abounds regarding their biblical job description. What’s their God-given role in a local congregation and how do they relate to the church’s overall mission?
In our training, Matt Smethurst makes the case that deacons are model servants called to meet tangible needs, organize and mobilize acts of service, preserve the unity of the flock, and support the ministry of the elders.
Helping to navigate past the misconception of the office, Matt offers practical guidance for deploying deacons and helping churches to flourish.
When: Sunday, August 21, 2022 from 3:00 PM-7:00PM
Where: McDonough Road Baptist Church, Fayetteville, Ga
Who: Deacons, Deacon Candidates, Pastors (Elders), and Ministry Staff
How: Register below. You can buy an individual ticket or pay for a whole group. Early bird registration is $10 per person until August 12th. $15 per person after that. Registration closes August 18th.
What: Along with the deacon training:
You will have opportunity for Q & A with Matt Smethurst.
You will receive the book "Deacons: How They Serve and Strengthen the Church.
Eat a delicious meal.
Participate in interactive experiences, and
Fellowship with other churches in the FBA.