Order of Deacons in the UMOI Conference


This year the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church, in concert with Conferences across the denomination, is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Order of Deacons. Established in 1996, deacons are called to the ministry of serving those on the margins of society “to witness to the Word in their words and actions, and to embody and lead the community’s service in the world for the sake of enacting God’s compassion and justice.”

The Oregon-Idaho Conference Order of the Deacon is honoring its members through various videos and resources. Please bookmark this page for continued resource development and learning opportunities.

Watch: Deacons' fishbowl conversation about their calling

Watch: Video recognition of Deacons across the GNW Area 

RESOURCES for Deacons serving across the GNW Area

Mission and Methodism - website & blog by Rev. Ben Hartley, deacon in the Oregon-Idaho Conference

Bibliography of Resources for deacons - compiled by Oregon-Idaho Conference

UM & Global: UMC Deacons at 25: Claim the name! 

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