How does your church transition new deacons into their role?

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I would like to offer a roundtable on this topic in the Chicagoland area.  Some churches may have retreats?  Maybe some other ideas about length of time?  Any other ideas welcome!

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In our area, West Michigan, we use the help of VIS Volunteers in Service, an organization established by CRC members to help and support deacons in their work. 

VIS is helping CRC churches, and many benefit from their training, but now they're growing and helping all other churches that need help or support for the deacons. 

Try calling them, here is their website, http://www.visgr.org - you can ask for Bernita if you need a name. 

Grace, Daniel 

Yes, I have been familiar with VIS for a long time and would heartily recommend their expertise.  I also would recommend Volunteers In Action in Denver, CO (another ministry established by CRC members).  www.volunteersinaction.info  

 Unfortunately, the ministry I was part of for 10 years called Christian Service Ministries in Classis Chicago South recently disbanded.  

 

 

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