Ep. 24 A Church Abridged: What are Deacons? Pt 1

“A church without deacons is a church abridged.” The United Methodist Church has two ordained orders, Elders and Deacons. Elders serve the church through parish ministry, and Deacons bridge the gap between the church and its local community. As a separate order, Deacons have existed for over 20 years, but lay and clergy alike continually struggle to understand and utilize Deacons. Could your church better connect with its local context? Do you have a call to ministry but aren’t sure ordained Elder is for you? Join our conversation with deacons Kathleen Stolz, Tom Lank, and Dr. Darryl Stephens to hear just how relevant Deacons could be to you.