In this episode, Rev. John Fikkert, the director of the OPC Committee on Ministerial Care (CMC) addressed the group of Presbytery Diaconal Committee (PDC) members at the recent Presbytery Diaconal Summit (PDS) to thank them for their work with his committee in coming alongside current and retired ministers and their wives. John says, "Thank you for wading through some difficult, challenging situations...I think PDCs are essential if we're thinking about how to care for ministers.” Although the content of this PDS session is primarily focused toward those serving on Presbyterian diaconal committees, we trust you'll find that many aspects of the talk will benefit local deacons with food for thought, even with inspiration that comes from thinking outside the box. We urge you to avail yourself of the resources you'll hear about in this episode and let us know if you want to know more about these topics or Presbytery Diaconal Committees. We plan to release each of the PDS sessions throughout 2024 on The Reformed Deacon podcast, so be sure to look for them.
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Contact John Fikkert: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Anneke Fesko, Care Coordinator, Ministers' Wives: email@example.com
Christians, Churches, and Public Aid, Part 1 by Rev. David Van Drunen
Christians, Churches, and Public Aid, Part 2 by Rev. David Van Drunen
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