The Reformed Deacon

NDS IV 2022 Plenary Session: The Deacon and His Community

December 01, 2022 a Podcast from the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries Season 2 Episode 2
NDS IV 2022 Plenary Session: The Deacon and His Community
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The Reformed Deacon
NDS IV 2022 Plenary Session: The Deacon and His Community
Dec 01, 2022 Season 2 Episode 2
a Podcast from the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries

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In this episode, we continue with the OPC National Diaconal Summit IV 2022 recordings as Rev. Al Tricarico brings us “The Deacon and His Community”. This one is chock full of insights and practical takeaways for deacons, as well as all Christians. Rather than summarize, here are a few quotes from Rev. Tricarico in the episode that will leave you wanting more:

  • “See the encounter [with a stranger] as an opportunity to serve, not a nuisance to avoid.” 
  • “[A stranger] is made in God’s image, has a value and therefore is worth knowing.”
  • “Let generosity prevail.”
  • “Diaconal work can be reactive, but it doesn't only have to be reactive.”
  • “When you welcome a person in need you honor Jesus.”
  • “Hospitality is in a sense a living parable of the gospel”
  • “What do we want to be as a church, a fortress or haven?”

You can find the video versions of all of the OPC National Diaconal Summit recordings on OPCCDM.org, along with many other diaconal resources. Rev. Tricarico's notes can be found here.

Email David Nakhla or producer Trish Duggan with your questions or comments: diaconalministries@opc.org.

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You can find all of our episodes at thereformeddeacon.org. Make sure to follow us on your favorite podcast player, so you don't miss an episode. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for giveaways and more information. Find other resources on OPCCDM.org. Make sure to send us some feedback on your podcast player or ask a diaconal question by going to OPCCDM.org.

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What did you think? Text us!

In this episode, we continue with the OPC National Diaconal Summit IV 2022 recordings as Rev. Al Tricarico brings us “The Deacon and His Community”. This one is chock full of insights and practical takeaways for deacons, as well as all Christians. Rather than summarize, here are a few quotes from Rev. Tricarico in the episode that will leave you wanting more:

  • “See the encounter [with a stranger] as an opportunity to serve, not a nuisance to avoid.” 
  • “[A stranger] is made in God’s image, has a value and therefore is worth knowing.”
  • “Let generosity prevail.”
  • “Diaconal work can be reactive, but it doesn't only have to be reactive.”
  • “When you welcome a person in need you honor Jesus.”
  • “Hospitality is in a sense a living parable of the gospel”
  • “What do we want to be as a church, a fortress or haven?”

You can find the video versions of all of the OPC National Diaconal Summit recordings on OPCCDM.org, along with many other diaconal resources. Rev. Tricarico's notes can be found here.

Email David Nakhla or producer Trish Duggan with your questions or comments: diaconalministries@opc.org.

Subscribe, share and comment to let us know what you liked and what you’d like to see more of.

You can find all of our episodes at thereformeddeacon.org. Make sure to follow us on your favorite podcast player, so you don't miss an episode. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram for giveaways and more information. Find other resources on OPCCDM.org. Make sure to send us some feedback on your podcast player or ask a diaconal question by going to OPCCDM.org.