The Reformed Deacon

Real World Cases: Walking Alongside People in the Church

January 24, 2024 a Podcast from the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries Season 3 Episode 4
The Reformed Deacon
Real World Cases: Walking Alongside People in the Church
Show Notes

In this episode Tim Hopper, Shiloh OPC, Raleigh, NC deacon and CDM member,  facilitates a discussion with fellow OPC deacons: Bob Keys, a deacon from Grace OPC in Columbus, Ohio, Doug Vos, deacon at Oakland Hills OPC in Farmington Hills, Michigan and John Voss, a deacon Covenant OPC, Orland Park, Illinois and a fellow CDM member.

These four men humbly share their experiences and wisdom as they discuss three diaconal cases. The first is about a couple who attends church regularly asking the deacons to provide cash, food or gas in exchange for working for the church.  The second, a new member asks for a loan to purchase a car and the third, a man approaches a deacon asking for him to help provide an anonymous gift to a family in the church. Deacons, do you know what you would do?

The diaconal summits that Doug Vos refers to can be found on our website: OPCCDM.org and in audio form in previous episodes of The Reformed Deacon.

Referenced in this episode:
Regarding loneliness, please read the August-September issue of Ordained Servant: The Plague of Loneliness.
The Canadian & American Reformed Churches: Form for the Ordination of Elders and Deacons

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