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The Gift of Presence

Although I feel excited to celebrate this God-given sacrifice, I also find myself struggling with the outpouring of material giving at this time of year. When I reflect, I wonder if present giving outweighs presence giving.

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World Renew Newsletter for Deacons

World Renew is offering an online newsletter just for deacons known as Deacons Link to which you can subscribe for free. This issue of the Deacons Network is providing readers with a copy of the November issue as a sample of what you will receive when you sign up.

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Karl Barth's Perspectives on Deacons

According to Karl Barth, "Deacons cannot be expected to meet all the material needs of society, but they should be permitted to look deeper into the roots of the social issues causing those needs." This and other insights by Barth are shared with us by Dr. David Guretzki in this online article.

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Giving & Restoring Dignity

Bob Lupton, longtime urban missionary and author of Toxic Charity talks about the importance of preserving and giving dignity in the exchange process.

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Book or eBook
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The Deacon

This training tool provides those who aspire to the calling of deacon, an overview of the office, role and function in the body of Christ.

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Devotional
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New Devotions for Deacons

Diaconal Ministries Canada is providing CRC deacons with a 2nd set of devotions for use at monthly deacon meetings as a result of the positive response to their first set in 2011.

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ABCD for Churches in 3 Minutes

This 3 minute video does a very nice job of explaining and highlighting the what, why, and how of Asset Based Community Development (ABCD) for local congregations.

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The Deacon's Handbook

Whether you're a seasoned deacon or someone who's new to church leadership, this handbook will help you perform your duties with efficiency and compassion in a way that shows the love of God to those around you.

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