With my diocesan steering group, I put together a four-session course for deacons, called 'Preparing for Mission'. It was done with exactly this scenario in mind: that we, as deacons, stand in the doorway, in the space between church and community. We explore it, we reach out through it, we discern what God is doing in that context.
With the huge emphasis on mission in the Church of England, and all sorts of courses on offer from different traditions, it's often forgotten that churches and parishes need to prepare for mission. There is much to be done, and few resources to do it. We deacons are in pole position to enable appropriate, gospel-centred … Continue reading FROM DEACONS’ TOOL KIT: PREPARING YOUR CHURCH FOR MISSION
Jobs for deacons in the C of E are so few and far between they are like hen's teeth. However, there are two part-time vacancies in the Diocese of Exeter available now, which would welcome a deacon. They are for Mission and Ministry Development Advisors: http://exeter.anglican.org/vacancies/mission-ministry-development-advisor-2-x-part-time-posts/ The Revd Jon Marlow, Mission and Ministry Development Team … Continue reading JOBS AVAILABLE: DEACONS WELCOME!
https://youtu.be/KNL_NCCOoto Andy Farmer (second from left, back row) is to be ordained this September. Here he sets out his vision for being a deacon in the workplace. You can read more about Andy's understanding of the diaconate as a model for servant leadership here: https://deaconstories.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/deacon-in-the-workplace1.pdf
It's a joy to announce the launch of the Diocese of Exeter's Deacons' Tool Kit, a new and growing collection of resources by deacon practitioners on key aspects of diaconal ministry. DEACONS' TOOL KIT So far, the Tool Kit offers: Andy Farmer's Deacon in the Workplace; Deacon Jess Foster's Deacon in an Interfaith Context; Deacon … Continue reading LAUNCHING DEACONS’ TOOL KIT