Resources on Deacon

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Topical Study on Deacon Different denominations and traditions today use the word "deacon" in varying ways and to refer to varying offices in the church. In general, however, the function of the deacon is associated with the distribution of offerings as part of the church's broader ministry to the poor and needy, both within... Ways Deacons Can Help During COVID-19 Practical How-To https://network.crcna.org/deacons/top-10-ways-deacons-can-help-during-covid-19 Practical How-To Topics: Deacon , Ministry , Church Source: The CRC Network Deacons are called to equip their congregations to bless and serve others. In practical terms what does this mean as COVID-19 continues to spread? Here are ten ways deacons can help during COVID-19. Ordination Best Practices for Priests, Ministers, Elders, and Deacons Article by Rubén Ortiz http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/round-three-ordination-best-practices-for-priests-ministers-elders-and-deacons Article by Rubén Ortiz Topics: Deacon , Ordination , Priesthood , Pastor Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Five experts from five different traditions explain the significance of ordaining people as bishops, priests, ministers, elders, and deacons. Deacons Doing Dishes Devotional by Martin B Copenhaver http://day1.org/5120-martin_copenhaver_deacons_doing_dishes Devotional by Martin B Copenhaver Topics: Deacon , Leadership , Diaconal matters , Service Source: Day1 This devotional speaks about the leadership of deacons, or as Martin Copenhaver calls them, "glorified butlers." In God's realm, everything is turned upside down; to lead is to be a servant. Phoebe: Deacon and Benefactor Study Guide by Rob Dixon https://www.faithward.org/devotional-phoebe-deacon-and-benefactor/ Study Guide by Rob Dixon Topics: Deacon , Leadership , Women , Romans Source: Faithward This Bible study guide by Rob Dixon on Romans 16:1-2 explores the story of Phoebe, a deacon and benefactor in the early church who likely carried Paul's letter to the church in Rome. Do We Really Need Deacons? Article by Lawrence Farley https://blogs.ancientfaith.com/nootherfoundation/do-we-really-need-deacons/ Article by Lawrence Farley Topics: Deacon , Liturgics , Diaconate Source: Ancient Faith Blog In this article from the Orthodox tradition, Lawrence Farley examines the role of deacon in the Orthodox church, and laments a devaluing of that apostolic office. The Ministry of Deacons Commentary/Exegesis by John F Kavanaugh http://liturgy.slu.edu/5EasterA051417/theword_embodied.html Commentary/Exegesis by John F Kavanaugh Topics: Deacon , Priesthood , Preaching , Ministry Source: The Sunday Website John Kavanaugh reflects on Acts 6:1-7, including the historical and contemporary significance of deacons. Kavanaugh emphasizes how the ministry of deacons is able to speak into situations where a pastor’s ministry is dismissed. Ordination of Protestant Deacons and Other Non-Clergy Persons Commentary/Exegesis by Delores W Brown http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupLectionaryReading.asp?LRID=136 Commentary/Exegesis by Delores W Brown Topics: Ministry , Pastoral leadership , Ordination , Commentary Source: The African American Lectionary Delores Brown provides a commentary on 1 Timothy 3:8-10,13 and 5:22 and shares insights on the qualifications for deacons. Female Deacons and Fasting before Communion Article by Brian Mullady http://www.hprweb.com/2017/01/questions-answered-50/ Article by Brian Mullady Topics: Deacon , Fast , Women , Eucharist Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Brian Mullady explains that canon law does not currently allow female deacons and also comments on fasting before communion, noting that priests are allowed to eat something if they celebrate multiple masses in one day. Madonna and Child with the Blessing Christ, and Saints Peter, James Major, Anthony Abbott, and a Deacon Saint Image by Martino di Bartolomeo https://www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.206125.html Image by Martino di Bartolomeo Topics: Art , Peter , James Source: National Gallery of Art This 15th century painted panel by Martino di Bartolomeo imaginatively depicts Mary and child Christ touching cheeks in between Saints Peter, James Major, Anthony Abbott, and a Deacon Saint. Deacons, Elders, and Wives Commentary/Exegesis by Cameron Crickenberger https://www.blueletterbible.org/images/biblearc/imageDisplay/1_Timothy_3_8-13_b Commentary/Exegesis by Cameron Crickenberger Topics: Deacon Source: Blue Letter Bible Bible arc giving grammatical and exegetical commentary on 1 Timothy 3:8-13 in the Greek. Cameron Crickenberger suggests that deacons' wives are treated in more detail than elders' wives because they were more involved in deacons' ministry. The First Deacon Article by Lawrence Wood https://www.christiancentury.org/article/2009-01/first-deacon Article by Lawrence Wood Topics: Deacon , Family , Women , Service Source: The Christian Century In this reflection on Mark 1:29-39, Lawrence Wood reflects on the ministry of Peter's mother-in-law, naming her the first "deacon" of the church. Church Deacon Finds the Biggest Prime Number Yet Sermon Illustration by Matt Woodley http://www.preachingtoday.com/illustrations/2018/february/church-deacon-finds-biggest-prime-number-yet.html Sermon Illustration by Matt Woodley Topics: Deacon , Church , Illustration , Providence Source: Preaching Today In this illustration, a longtime church deacon's computer makes an astronomically improbable discovery. Possible preaching angles include persistence, dedication, chance, coincidence, or the providence of God. Full Text Hymns on Deacon Arise, my soul, and praise the LordPD
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Women Deacons and Eternal Salvation Article http://www.hprweb.com/2016/06/women-deacons-at-what-price/ Article Topics: Diaconate , Catholic , Tradition , Scripture Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review This Catholic article considers the role of women in relation to the diaconate from the perspective of Scripture and Tradition, concluding that the matter risks eternal salvation. Saved from a Deacon’s Nightmare Article by Edward McCormack http://www.hprweb.com/2014/12/saved-from-a-deacons-nightmare/ Article by Edward McCormack Topics: Deacon , Homiletics , Preaching Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review Edward McCormack offers insight into his preaching process, a method that has saved him more than once when calendar confusions have resulted in him preaching unexpectedly! Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Deacon? Sermon Starter/Outline by Doug Bratt http://cep.calvinseminary.edu/sermon-starters/easter-5a/?type=old_testament_lectionary Sermon Starter/Outline by Doug Bratt Topics: Deacon , Disciple , Christian , Life Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching A sermon starter by Doug Bratt on Acts 7:55-60 explores the life of Stephen reminding us how Christian faith is both very costly and precious. Following Jesus is the only way to live and to die.... Ordination Best Practices for Ministers, Elders and Deacons Article by Matthew van Maastricht http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/ordination-best-practices-for-ministers-elders-and-deacons Article by Matthew van Maastricht Topics: Deacon , Ordination , Commissioning , Education Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship In this article, five experts from five denominations explain their denominations' ordination theology, polity, history, venues, key elements, and creative options. Links to sample ordination and installation services are also included. The Diaconate of Peace Article by Andrew Christiansen https://www.americamagazine.org/faith/2005/07/18/diaconate-peace Article by Andrew Christiansen Topics: Deacon , Peace , Diaconate Source: America: The Jesuit Review In this article, Drew Christiansen explores the ministry of peace that deacons in the Catholic church fulfill, starting with their origin in Acts 6:1-6, and tracing it through the examples of Pope John Paul II. Casting Lots Element of Worship by Susan Damon https://www.reformedworship.org/article/march-2008/casting-lots Element of Worship by Susan Damon Topics: Deacon , Calling/Vocation , Holy Spirit , Liturgy Source: Reformed Worship Susan Damon presents a liturgy developed by her church to commemorate the selection of elders and deacons by casting lots and provides some considerations on selecting elders and deacons by election or lot. Ordination and Recognition Song/Hymn by Michelle Riley Jones http://theafricanamericanlectionary.org/PopupWorshipAid.asp?LRID=136 Song/Hymn by Michelle Riley Jones Topics: Deacon , Music , Ordination , Worship Planning Source: The African American Lectionary A planning resource that includes worship planning notes, a service outline, and music suggestions to use in an ordination service for deacons and other non-clergy members in the Protestant tradition. Ordination Best Practices Article by Joan Huyser-Honig http://worship.calvin.edu/resources/resource-library/round-two-ordination-best-practices-for-ministers-elders-and-deacons Article by Joan Huyser-Honig Topics: Deacon , Ordination , Ministry , Pastor Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship Five experts from five different denominations share about the ways their denominations approach ordination. Their best practices will help you dig beneath the surface when you ordain or install ministers, elders, and deacons.