Thursday, August 25, 2011

Back to school with the Deacon Ministry

As your children and grandchildren head back to class this fall, why not continue your own education and participate in a deacon workshop?

First on the schedule is a half-day session at the Oakton Church of the Brethren in Vienna, Virginia, on Saturday, September 24. This session is described as: "Difficult people, challenging needs. People doing well, who don't 'need' a deacon. Crises, joys, and everything in between. Deacons are called to be present for all, to be God's hands and feet, His eyes and ears. Join us to learn to listen and be present when deacon ministry is a joy as well as in times of challenge, when offering support is frustrating as well as when that support is welcomed."

In October, join the deacons of the Quakertown (Pennsylvania) Church of the Brethren for a full day on Saturday, October 22, to explore the many things deacons are called to do, with workshops entitled "Listeners, caregivers, peacemakers, disciples, advocates....Deacons!"; "Called to listen...called to serve those suffering from grief and loss...called to be peacemakers"; and "Answering the call."

The Lakeview Church of the Brethren (Brethren, Michigan) will host a full day of workshops on Saturday, November 12. The schedule is still under development, but visit for full registration information for this and all other sessions.

Questions? Contact Donna Kline Director, Deacon Ministries at, or 800-323-8039 ext. 304.

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