The history of the church deacon can be found in Acts 6:1-8:
Today, a deacon can be a man or woman called by the church to serve publicly after the example of Jesus Christ. Biblical examples of deacons include Stephen (Acts 7) and Phoebe, “a deacon of the church at Cenchreae” (Romans 16).
The focus of my internship will be developing small groups within our church for both adults and youth. My goal is to build interaction within our community and inspire leadership and service in all members and friends of OSA. I also plan to support the spiritual life and growth of our church committees and lay leaders developing new ministries.
Over the next year, I will be working closely with Rev. Eggers and a diaconal council formed from OSA members who will assist me in my ministry by evaluating my progress. I appreciate the support of the whole congregation in this new endeavor, which I pray will be a blessing to OSA.