I remember the turning point for Larry’s new faith journey. He had witnessed a model of service that was new to him—a church that showed it cared about those who are afflicted.
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Write your own blog post to share your ministry experience with others.
At my church, we developed a brochure listing the best public and private social services in our area. What social services have you (or your church) found helpful?
We need to shift from viewing community or diaconal ministry primarily as something done “to” or “for” others to more of one which does ministry “with” our neighbors, communities, businesses, and churches.
John Calvin intentionally partnered love of God with love of neighbor. How do Deacons, as catalysts, share the blessing of serving with church members?
Just as deacons facilitate the financial offerings of God’s people, they must also collect data on the talents of God’s people. Which member is a hairdresser or a handyman? Can they help?