Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Celebrating God's Gifts at Convo
Much of the new and often ground breaking ministry within our church is being pioneered by deacons. It was a real privilege to share with them in their 3 day annual Convocation at Swanwick.
Here all the active and many retired deacons gather to share faith, renew their vows and seek to be better equipped for the ministry they share in through being accountable to one another, through study and prayer and the encouragement given.
It was a wonderful time of laughter and prayer, of listening and fellowship - much of this was because of the leadership of the new warden, Sue Culver and her team. There is something special about our MDO and I was encouraged to meet those in training, and the probationers, to see that they display the gifts and graces needed as diaconal ministry continues to be affirmed and central to our life as a church in the days ahead.
They are truly a gift of God