Ronald E. Pearce
Save the date! An OPC Deacons' Summit is planned for June 3-5, 2010, at Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois. In a desire to serve the denomination to better equip men to serve as deacons, the Committee on Diaconal Ministries is sponsoring a summit for deacons in the OPC. While this summit is open for all ordained men, we hope that especially deacons and men who serve on presbytery diaconal committees will attend.
The summit will be a time for deacons to learn better how to effectively minister, to give them an avenue to express their needs, to create networks for resources, and for men to be renewed with a vision of the biblical importance of this holy office. This summit will challenge the diaconal committees of presbyteries to refocus on their calling and role to serve the churches, and also to help them network with other presbyteries. The calling and needs of deacons will be addressed on the local and presbytery levels, in home congregations as well as foreign missions contexts. There will be time for instruction, as well as for open discussions and opportunities to learn from one another.
This summit is a great opportunity for deacons, not only will the time be fruitful, but it's free! The Committee on Diaconal Ministries is underwriting the cost of the summit for ordained men in the OPC (there is a nominal fee for non-OPC men). All room and board expenses are covered. The only cost to be incurred would be the travel, which cost we would encourage the local deacon boards to cover for their deacons who attend.
Please enroll now. Enrolling online is preferred. If any church needs more fliers, please let the OPC office know. If you have any questions, please contact Ronald Pearce or David Haney, at the OPC offices. We would also welcome your questions or comments or topics that you hope would be covered.
Please remember this summit in prayer. We desire to see the Lord's richest blessing on this time together. Save the date!
Committee on Diaconal Ministries
Rev. Ronald Pearce, Secretary
Church of the Covenant
319 Blau Road
Hackettstown, NJ 07840-5227