Tag: action

JOBS AVAILABLE: DEACONS WELCOME!

Jobs for deacons in the C of E are so few and far between they are like hen’s  teeth. 

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However, there are two part-time vacancies in the Diocese of Exeter available now, which would welcome a deacon.  They are for Mission and Ministry Development Advisors:

http://exeter.anglican.org/vacancies/mission-ministry-development-advisor-2-x-part-time-posts/

The Revd Jon Marlow, Mission and Ministry Development Team Leader, writes:

If you do come across colleagues who might be interested in applying then please do encourage them to have a chat with me. We’re looking for a range of people across the four archdeaconries, so it would be great to have a deacon in the mix.

Best wishes,

Jon.

He also thanks me for my ‘really useful’ course ‘Preparing for Mission’, created with deacons in mind and on this blog:  https://deaconstories.files.wordpress.com/2017/05/4-session-course-for-parishes-preparing-for-mission2.pdf

It would be wonderful to see a deacon in this sort of post.  Might that be you?

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PASSION, WISDOM, ACTION

This is today’s posting on ‘From the Deacon’s Desk’, a blog by Deacon Rick Wagner.  Well worth following!  https://fromthedeaconsdesk.wordpress.com/

Passion Defined

January 16, 2018

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As Jesus was passing through a field of grain on the sabbath, his disciples began to make a path while picking the heads of grain. At this the Pharisees said to him, “Look, why are they doing what is unlawful on the sabbath?” (Mark 2:23-24)

In today’s Gospel, the Pharisees are questioning the actions of Jesus and His disciples on the Sabbath.

Jesus tries to tell them, in both word and action, “You’re getting so caught up in words, rules, and laws that you are missing the truth.”

What He wants them to hear is, “I heal the sick. I restore sight to the blind. I teach about love. I teach about serving others. And here you are, telling us we are breaking the law of the Sabbath because we picked some grain to eat? You are missing the point entirely!”

Jesus was certainly passionate about His cause. He was willing to suffer and die in order for us to get the message.

I leave you with a few questions and a challenge:

What are you passionate about? What injustice do you see that needs to be addressed? Who is suffering and needs you to be their voice?

What are you doing about it? If you act, there is a chance you could make a positive impact. If you don’t act, there is no chance.

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