ORDER OF DEACONS
The year 2016 marks the 20th Anniversary of the Order of Deacon, and I invite you to view the video on the home page for information about Deacons.
Deacons are men and women called by God to the vocation of Christ-centered servant leadership. They often serve in specialized ministries connecting the church to the community and the community to the church. Deacons are ambassadors of Christ sharing the Good News with those inside and outside the walls of the church.
Deacons often serve with Elders as part of a pastoral team in the local church. They are ordained clergy who are Christian educators, youth leaders, music directors and missionaries. In the community they may be chaplains, professors, business owners or grief counselors working in places such as hospitals, colleges or agencies. Wherever they serve, they do it with a heart of compassion and seek to be change agents who advocate for justice in the world.
I am grateful to be in ministry with so many gifted Deacon colleagues who are called out to impact the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ through Word and Service. I welcome any conversation and am happy to answer questions about discerning a call to Deacon or serving in the Order.
Blessings and peace in the name of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
Rev. Beverly Wrobel
Order of Deacons, Chair
The East Ohio Conference Office:
located in North Canton, OH.
near the Akron-Canton airport.
8800 Cleveland Ave. NW ·
North Canton, OH 44720
Toll Free: 800-831-3972
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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