Author and theologian Chris Wright's short but powerful booklet, Five Marks of Mission: making God's mission ours, lays out God's mission for the Church. It is an excellent devotional for Deacons as they put a biblical framework around their calling.
Using the five marks of mission as a framework, Chris Wright sets out the whole concern of God for the redemption and healing of the whole person. God's mission is seen to go far beyond the traditional concerns of evangelism and church planting. It includes engagement in society in acts of compassion and struggles for justice, and a commitment to the care and renewal of God's creation. It is an inspiring devotional for deacons.