When we bring the hope of the gospel to suffering people, it is important to do this not only in word but in deed. The gospel embodies a theology that is lived out in practical ministry within the local church and community. This workshop will help you structure your entire church to be a community of care for the hurting, and mobilize your diaconate for effective ministry to people in need.
In the third of this four-part talk, Tim Lane looks to Jesus as the model for the ultimate elder and deacon. Because we are recipients of Jesus’ word and deed ministry, we are called to imitate this ministry through the life of the church. Lane shares three levels of poverty relief and spends most of his time discussing nine essentials for mobilizing the church in any context (urban, suburban, and rural alike) to live out word and deed ministry in our local communities.