A Deacon in each congregation

...that is my goal as Bishop. I have set this goal because I believe the diaconate to be a necessary part of a complete and healthy church. If we are really going to make disciples, raise up saints, and transform communities for Christ in Northern California, we must have effective diaconal ministry in all our congregations

“I hope that your congregation will engage in the important work of discerning diaconal vocations. To that end, Archdeacon Cookie Clark has prepared a guide. I encourage you to make prayerful use of it. May God guide you in this work of helping to strengthen your congregation.”

Yours in Christ,


Click here to view "Finding the Deacon" - a presentation about raising up Deacons from within their faith communities.

For another presentation on the history and present-day role of the deacon, click here.

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