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28 Jun

Deacon Dialogue 2017: Deacons as Emissaries, Sent by the Spirit

Time & Date

Event Starts:
06/28/2017 1:00PM
Event Ends:
06/28/2017 7:00PM
Time Zone

CST - Central Time

Registration Deadline

06/01/2017 12:10PM


Loyola University Lakefront Campus
6333 N. Winthrop
Chicago, IL 60660
United States

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Contact Info:

Victoria Rebeck

Event Details

Audience: Clergy

Join United Methodist deacons at this afternoon event on the eve of World DIAKONIA Assembly. At Deacon Dialogue 2017, you’ll meet other deacons, learn about each other’s ministries, and receive both encouragement and challenge for your ministry. The Rev. Ben Hartley, a United Methodist deacon, will lead us in an exploration of emerging interpretation of the Greek word diakonos. While we think of it as meaning “servant,” research suggests that “emissary” or “spokesperson” are primary aspects of its definition. We’ll explore how these meanings may shape the imaginations as well as the ministries of today’s deacons.

Sponsored by:

General Board of Higher Education and Ministry

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary