Even if you read last year's Diakonia Remixed Report to Synod 2013, you might have missed this very important study on "diakonia" in Scripture by Dr. Mariano Avila.
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!
Several years ago, our church adopted the practice of Faith Promise Giving (FPG). This change in our approach was initiated in response to annual deficits in our financial year-end. Slowly but steadily, this ‘new’ way of giving has changed our perspective...
This webinar is designed to assist you in understanding the role and purpose of a deacon, where your skill and interests fit with this calling, how to best help people who are struggling, and to identify who are the deacons' partners in ministry.
We often have the privilege of hearing another person's story - but have you thought lately about the responsibility that comes with someone sharing with you? Are you an emotionally safe person - someone who guards their words about others when it comes to reporting, praying or conversations?
One of the diaconates in the area of Alberta I serve as a consultant is asking for ideas on how to support those who are part of the 'sandwich generation.' In other words those who find themselves raising children while at the same time caring for elderly parents.