Several months ago I was having a conversation with a fellow pastor and we were talking about the lack of instruction material for deacons. I discovered many good books to help pastors but very few to help deacons. He suggested I write a book (since I had some experience). Having done research, Bible study and conversations with several deacons and pastors, I am near the date of publication.

The working title of the book is called Help! I’m a Deacon. This title was used by another author (Joe McKeever – 2015). Even though I can use this title, I am searching for a new title for now (ideas welcome).

I would love for you to help me by doing one of two activities:

  1. Read a pre-copy of my book (pdf) and send me some constructive criticism before the book becomes public (emphasis on constructive). It is amazing to me that no matter how many times I read through my manuscript, I find errors and improvements. I hope you can catch those I miss. Please see my link below and email me at
  2. Become part of my Launch Team. The Launch Team is a group of my friends who are willing to roll up their sleeves and help me get the word out about my new book. I would love to have you part of the team.


As a member of Help! I’m a Deacon Launch Team you simply:

  • Read an “advance copy” of the book and write a review on, before the official book publish date [estimate Sping 2021]
  • Help spread the word about the book in any way you can to your existing contacts and beyond. 
  • Get creative – brainstorm and share ideas for additional ways that you might further expose the book to an even greater audience. All ideas are welcome!

That’s it!


As a member of Help! I’m a Deacon Launch Team you will get:

  1. A FREE electronic “advance copy” of the full book.
  2. Exclusive access to myself and other team members in a private Facebook group.
  3. A special THANK YOU in the book itself.
  4. Your first order of the published book is at my cost. Order as many as you want. I’m estimating that the book will sell for $10 on Amazon. You can purchase from me for $5.

Please email me if you would like to be part of the Launch Team. I am only receiving members to this team through March 1, 2021. If you would like to read the full book and tell me what you think, you can download a pdf copy below.


Greg Burdine

PDF LINK: Help! I’m a Deacon pdf