Methodist deacon David Clark and Methodist presbyter Maurice Staton have produced an interesting response to the recently published Diaconate in Ecumenical Perspective, edited by Deacon Michael Jackson.

Michael says in his foreword to the paper,

I note in particular their emphasis on the diaconate’s missional role in building a ‘kingdom community’ (a favourite phrase of Deacon Clark) beyond ecclesial structures.  While the missional dimension is implicit throughout the book, David Clark and Maurice Staton challenge us to place it explicitly at the forefront of diaconal ministry.

He commends it as a ‘valuable complement and sequel’ to the book.

Read the article here:  clark and staton Towards a renewed diaconate Nov. 2019

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(image from River Methodist Church)