Deacons often need help in knowing how to provide leadership and effectively serve the church. The following paragraph from a newsletter by Pastor Roger Ridley, missionary with Baptist Church Planters, tells of his training sessions with the deacons of Gretna Baptist Church, Gretna, Nebraska.

“I have begun meeting with our deacons and a few potential deacons to train them as leader servants in our church. Each month we look at our church documents, Baptist distinctives, Baptist history, and a practical aspect of the ministry. I am very pleased with the group of men God has provided the church.”