- engaging Community
- equipping Deacons
Ephesians 4:12-13 affirms that the purpose of congregational leadership is “to prepare God’s people for works of service.” Deacons are key catalysts who motivate congregational members to be involved in the care and community ministries of their church. This can best be reinforced when deacons model and advocate gift-based ministry.
The congregation is at its best when the local neighbourhood recognizes it as a place where the gospel is lived out with words and deeds of compassion. When congregational members are partners with the diaconate in diaconal ministry, the ministry of mercy is multiplied on a regular basis.
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