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If you are an active or retired deacon, what kinds of things do you do on a regular basis in your service for the church?
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.
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!
It's Ministry Question Monday and today's featured question is: "How does your church transition new deacons into their role?"
At our elders meeting we were discussing the need to provide leadership training for potential elders or deacons that haven't yet felt qualified or inspired to serve. Do materials exist?
The congregation where I presently serve as an interim pastor would like to create a congregational resource database. What's been your experience? What rules need to be put in place?
Does anyone have a good suggestion for a simple and confidential database to track visits with members of their congregation?
Will you share your church's best practices around tracking ministry outcomes resulting from your visioning process?