ORDER OF DEACONS
The specific and limited function of the order is to:
Provide for regular gatherings of ordained deacons for continuing formation in relationship to Jesus Christ through such experiences as Bible study, study of issues facing the church and society; and theological exploration in vocational identity and leadership;
Assist in plans for individual study and retreat experiences;
Develop a bond of unity and common commitment to the mission and ministry of The United Methodist Church and the annual conference;
Enable the creation of relationships that allow mutual support and trust; and
Hold accountable all members of the order in the fulfilling of these purposes. All of the functions of the order shall be fulfilled in cooperation and coordination with the Board of Ordained Ministry and do not replace the normal supervisory processes, the processes of evaluation for ordained ministers, or the responsibilities of the Board of Ordained Ministry, the cabinet, or the clergy session.
¶307 The Book of Discipline 2012
Rev. Beverly Wrobel
Order of Deacons, Chair
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