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Order of Deacon Resources

Margaret Ann Crain books

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry offers for sale at special prices these two books on the United Methodist ordained diaconate, by Rev. Margaret Ann Crain. 

  • The United Methodist Deacon: Ordained to Word, Service, Compassion, and Justice (Abingdon Press, 2014), $10
  • A Deacon’s Heart: The New United Methodist Diaconate (with Rev. Jack Seymour; Abingdon Press, 2001), $2.

Send us a message to obtain copies and inquire about shipping. 

Other resources

  • Many Servants: An Introduction to Deacons, by Ormonde Plater (Cowley Publications, 2004) 
  • The Diaconate: A Full and Equal Order, by James M. Barnett (T & T Clark, 1995)
  • Diakonia: Reinterpreting the Ancient Sources, by John N. Collins (Oxford University Press, 2009)
  • United Methodist Deacons’ 20th Anniversary (video)

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