They straddle the boundary between church and public square, discerning Christ at work in both locations and helping others make the crossing. As such they require the skill of bilingualism: the ability to understand the cultures of church and community, speak both languages and facilitate dialogue between the two.
My ministry is incredibly varied; no two visits are the same. When asked, I can’t really describe what it is I do as a deacon, other than that it means meeting people where they are on their journeys, listening to them, encouraging them in their questioning about life and death, and enabling, supporting and being alongside them as their journeys come to an end.
No - not the 2001 ill-fated report on deacons! This time it's the title for a conference where 200 deacons from all over the world will come together. Your idea of deacon heaven? In that case you can attend this conference: the details have been sent from Church of Scotland Deacon Gordon Pennykid. PRESS RELEASE … Continue reading FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS (2)