It would be an asset to Anglicans if there were more deacons employed by the Church, contributing a diaconal perspective and countering the notion that the only “real” ministers are priests.
Methodist deacon David Clark shares his vision of a renewed diaconal movement serving the world. He would welcome your comments. Becoming a diaconal church Over the week-end of March 22nd to 24th this year, I was privileged, as a Methodist deacon, to be invited to lead the annual conference of some two dozen distinctive deacons … Continue reading A DIACONAL CHURCH FOR A WORLD ON LIFE SUPPORT
“The church does not simply have deacons, but is, by its very nature and calling a diaconate. The call of deacons is to motivate and mobilize the congregation for works of service (diakonia).” From: Diakonia Remixed – Task Force report to Synod 2013 How can we encourage this outlook in our own congregations? (https://hdccrc.org/resources/)
Getting out of the church and into the world with the gospel of Christ ... encouraging the church to reach out to others and meet their needs with God's love ... that's what the Holy Spirit did at the first Pentecost, and He's still at it today. May we as His deacons be always at … Continue reading PENTECOST: A TRULY DIACONAL MESSAGE!