Tim Keller’s advice on deaconal ministry. Look for:
- Chronically Sick
- Single-parent family
Do deed-word ministry to them and you’ll see some come to faith and see some get help. Your neighborhood will see that and you’ll gain credibility. If you are only reactive and spend your time with only 4-5 hurting families you won’t get all the benefits that can accrue to the rest of the church’s ministry from diaconal ministry.
(Seminar: In Word and Deed in the EMA from 2004)
For a 9Marks perspective including an article by Tim Keller, see their 9Marks Journal on Mercy Ministry.