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Contemporary Service for Ash Wednesday This outline of an Ash Wednesday service provides video, prayer, and song suggestions. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: Discipleship Ministries
Deacons Doing Dishes 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Martin B. Copenhaver Ordination of Service for (Protestant) Deacons An outline by Michelle Riley Jones for an ordination service for deacons (and other non-clergy) in a Protestant church. Introduces the purpose of the service and offers suggestions for prayers and music. Resource type: Service Outline | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Michelle Riley Jones Ordination Best Practices for Ministers, Elders and Deacons For ordination resources, we consulted five experts from five denominations. Their best practices will help you dig beneath the surface when you ordain or install ministers, elders and deacons. Resource type: Practical How-To | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Matthew van Maastricht The Role of Deacons in Worship What is the function of a deacon? This article answers from the United Methodist perspective, attending to their role in scripture, the development of the office, and their contemporary status as full ministry partners with elders. Resource type: Article | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: Anne M. Burnette-Hook The Ministry of Deacons 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. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Sunday Website | Author: John F. Kavanaugh Female Deacons and Fasting before Communion 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Brian Mullady An Order of Farewell to a Pastor or Deacon This worship order is appropriate for occasions where a pastor or deacon moves to another congregation or retires. It may be used within worship the Sunday before their departure, or at a separate special service. Resource type: Element of Worship | Source: Discipleship Ministries | Author: United Methodist Church - Discipleship Ministries Wives of Ordained Permanent Deacons An article about wives of deacons in the Catholic church, suggesting they are responding to a unique grace of personal mission that comes to them as a result of their baptism. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Mary Gannon Kaufmann Ordination of Protestant Deacons and Other Non-Clergy Persons Delores W. Brown provides a commentary on I Timothy 3:8-10,13 and 5:22 and draws some insights on the qualifications for deacons. The text is from the African American Lectionary. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The African American Lectionary | Author: Delores W. Brown Disciples and Deacons A comparison of the role of Jesus’ twelve disciples as revealed in John 14:1-1 and the role of the church’s first deacons chosen in Acts 6:1-7, both lectionary passages for the 5th Sunday after Easter Year... Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: The Athenaeum of Ohio - Exegesis | Author: Betty Jane Lillie Full Text Hymns on Deacon A Deacon's PrayerPD
Deacons, awake! the work fulfillPD
Come Down, O Love DivinePD
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Church Deacon Finds the Biggest Prime Number Yet 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. Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Preaching Today | Author: Matt Woodley Deacons, Elders, and Wives Grammatical and exegetical commentary on 1 Timothy 3:8-13, including a diagram of the Greek. Cameron Crickenberger suggests that deacons' wives are treated in more detail than elders' wives because they were more involved in deacons' ministry. Resource type: Commentary/Exegesis | Source: Blue Letter Bible | Author: Cameron Crickenberger Women Deacons and Eternal Salvation 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. Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Regis Scanlon Saved from a Deacon’s Nightmare 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! Resource type: Article | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Edward McCormack Offices - Bishop, Presbyter/Elder, Deacon In this video, Arland Hultgren talks about the offices of bishop, presbyter/elder, and deacon, as found in the pastoral epistles. Bishops oversee the community. Elders have governing and teaching functions. Deacons handle social ministry. Resource type: Audio/Video | Source: Enter the Bible | Author: Arland J. Hultgren The Stoning of Stephen Garments are placed at the young Saul's feet as the deacon Stephen is stoned. Engraved by John Sturt (1658–1730) Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: Samuel Wesley The Psychedelic Deacon: May we allow all our teens to take part in worship? Everything went well, thought a youth leader until she received a call. One of her youths got arrested after taking part in a youth-led service. A story about who is allowed to participate in worship. Resource type: Article | Source: Reformed Worship Homilies for September 2012 – Homiletic & Pastoral Review This resource prepared by Deacon Adam McMillan contains material for Sunday Liturgies and Feasts Homilies for September 2012 Resource type: Sermon Illustration | Source: Homiletic and Pastoral Review | Author: Deacon Adam McMillan
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