In a few months (which we all know will zoom by), Synod will be considering the Diakonia Remixed report. (It can be found here).
Have you read the report yet? It doesn't take that long and I highly recommend it. As deacons are leaders in the church, this report is encouraging Synod to fully recognize the parity in offices between elders and deaons by creating space for deacons to be at the major assemblies, thus fulfilling more completely their call to leadership. There are also some recommended changes to the Church Order.
This is often the time of year when Classis meets and it would be great if we could send overtures from our own councils in support of this report so that the message "this is good!" gets to the Synod floor!
So as individuals, as churches, as a classis - read it, talk about it, bring your questions to the table, and let's dialogue about why now is the time for this change - because I think it is, and I know I'm not alone.
Do you agree? What are you thoughts on the report? Any hesitations? Words of encouragement?