This webinar will examine and discuss the Diakonia Remixed (Office of Deacon Task Force) report to synod, a report that re-visions the diaconal calling and calls for greater participation of deacons in the life of the church, including its major assemblies. You’ll get an insider’s viewpoint on this important document and process. Please prepare for participation by reading the Diakonia Remixed report (Agenda for Synod 2013; pp 263-299). Our panelists have created a list of 3 questions for your reflection. Your questions and suggestions for discussion topics can be submitted to the panelists via the webinar registration form, so please register early.
To access the song lyrics for "Everybody Get Diakonian!" here's the link that will get you there. Please note, audio for the song is not part of the webinar recording.
Our presenters: Terry Woodnorth (Task Force Chair) lives in upstate New York and is a member of Valley CRC in Binghamton, NY. He is employed by IBM as a software engineer and is the technical leader of a global team of programmers that spans three continents. He has served three terms (spanning 10 years) as a deacon. He has previously served as the president of the Atlantic Northeast Diaconal Conference and as a CRWRC board delegate and vice president. He currently serves as a trustee of the Center for Public Justice. Terry is married to Lorene, has three adult children and four grandchildren. Roy Berkenbosch (Task Force Reporter) teaches theology and is the Director of the Micah Centre and Interdisciplinary Studies at The King's University College in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Roy is also a theological advisor to World Renew. Roy and Grace are members of Fellowship CRC and enjoy the friendship of their five kids and 3 grandkids.