Called Out to Step Up to a Deaconess Ministry : A 12 Step Program from Observation to Consecration

 
9780971160729: Called Out to Step Up to a Deaconess Ministry : A 12 Step Program from Observation to Consecration
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Deaconess Fran Jones has released this guidebook as her newest publication. This practical, informative guidebook gives deaconesses a hands-on approach offering such gems as:

How to develop trust among the congregation;
How to identify and select new deaconesses for the ministry offering a sound 12 Step approach;
How deaconesses can work more effectively with their deacons;
How the role of women in the church continues to change;
How to make positive changes for the benefit of all without infringing on the pastor's doctrinal or pastoral approach;
How to get over, under and around some of the typical stumbling blocks in today's church to create a wholesome and unified ministry;
How to identify and draw younger women into the deaconess ministry;
How to deal with egotism;
How to nurture and help heal the men of the church;
and many more pearls of wisdom!

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The strength of Fran Jones lies in the fact that she is open to growth. . . She is clearly a pastor’s best friend. For this reason she continues to be an asset to pastors across this country. As she traverses this country conducting deaconess seminars and workshops, she strengthens pastors by strengthening their support staff. Fran Jones has a way of bringing church and pastor together in a wondrous and powerful force that reflects the redemptive love of Christ. She poses a clear threat to all who could seek to undermine a pastor’s authority or program. The loyalty that she creates between pastor and pew is nothing less than phenomenal. . . .In her previous books, "The Making of A Deaconess" and "Deaconesses Going Beyond The Communion Table," she sets forth a program of strengthening the church through the lay ministry of deaconesses. In this latest publication she sets forth a “can't miss” step by step procedure for selecting and preparing women to become deaconesses. I have learned that a ministry is only as effective as its personnel. The person that a pastor looks to for ministerial assistance must not command too much of his time in need of ministry themselves. As a pastor, I have learned that it is better to be sure of who you are putting in positions of leadership, for it is much easier to put someone in than it is to get him/her out. The latter often comes with great price. I am convinced that if a church and pastor follow the process that Fran Jones has clearly outlined in this, her latest offering, persons that are elevated to leadership positions in any church will represent assets and not liabilities. Hurrah for Fran Jones, for she has done it again.

— Rev. John L. McCoy, D.MIN

The Word of God Baptist Church

About the Author:

Frances "Fran" A. Jones has been refered to as the expert on Deaconess Ministry. She has been actively sought by Pastors, Deaconess Boards, congregations and women's ministry groups throughout the U.S. for her enlightening and educational curriculum developing active and effective Deaconess ministries.

She has been a guest speaker and keynote speaker at various Conferences, conducted personalized custom workshops and facilitated guided instructional programs. Ms. Jones has also developed a series of books to help Pastors and their Deaconesses construct a strong and unified Board supporting women's ministry, community efforts, senior programs, youth programs and overall congregation growth. She provides on-going training programs to assist with the process a woman must travel in order to become a true Deaconess.

Born and raised in Charlotte, NC she relocated to Washington, DC in 1964 escaping her past and in search of a future. In her first book, "The Making of a Deaconess Handbook," she shares that painful, personal journey from a lost young woman to a dedicated, respected Deaconess who defines the true meaning of women's ministry.

Currently, Mrs. Jones serves as a Deaconess at her home church, Word of God Baptist Church in Washington, DC. She is a proud mother of two daughters and two grandbabies. She now resides in Suburban Maryland with her supportive and loving husband, Earnest. She travels throughout the nation teaching and ministering to women from all walks of life and all ages. She is co-founder of the International Sisterhood for Virtuous Women.

Ms. Jones, is available for speaking engagements, workshops and training sessions.

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