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Deacons Doing Dishes This devotional speaks about the leadership of deacons. In God's realm, everything is turned upside down. Many of our assumptions begin to shake loose. To lead is to be a servant, as Jesus was a servant. Resource type: Article | Source: Day1 | Author: Martin B. Copenhaver 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 Full Text Hymns on Deacon A Deacon's PrayerPD
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Within the Day-to-Day (A Hymn for Deacons)PD
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Round Two: Ordination Best Practices 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." Resource type: Article | Source: Calvin Institute of Christian Worship | Author: Joan Huyser-Honig 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 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 Why Would Anyone Want to Be a Deacon? God calls preachers, teacher and those who listen to us to be prepared to give our lives, especially if clinging to them means abandoning our faith. After all, following Jesus is the only way for any... Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Center for Excellence in Preaching Seeing the Glory The story of the deacon Stephen from Acts 6-7 illustrates how we are called to go beyond the basics of ministry. Doing so requires sacrifice, but also allows us to see God’s glory. Resource type: Sermon (Complete) | Source: Faith and Leadership | Author: Samuel Wells Looking Backwards When ordaining a new elder or deacon at my church, some invite the current and former elders and deacons in the congregation to come forward. Donald Cronkite thinks the cloud of witnesses joins too. Resource type: Article | Source: Perspectives Journal | Author: Donald Cronkite The Seven The first deacons are chosen to supervise the distribution of food to the widows of the church. Engraving by Martin Bernigeroth (1670-1733) after the design of Samuel Bottschild (1641-1707) Resource type: Image | Source: Pitts Theology Library Digital Image Archive | Author: Martin Luther 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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