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Deacon Studies

Ordained deacons have a passion and the gifts for ministries of love, justice, and service. They connect the church with the most needy, neglected, and marginalized of God's children.

Deacons are persons called by God, authorized by the church, and ordained by a bishop to serve a lifetime ministry of Word and Service to their community and congregation.

As a United Methodist deacon, you'll  express a ministry of compassion and justice to your community while assisting laypersons as they claim their own ministry.

In the congregation, you'll teach, form disciples, and lead worship together with other ordained and lay persons. (from para. 320, 2000 Book of Discipline) For detailed information, click HERE.

Do you feel called to become an ordained deacon? Contact: Shannon Hancock, shannon.hancock@spst.edu, 913-725-8289.

Deacon Studies