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The Reformed Deacon is a monthly interview and discussion podcast created by the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Committee on Diaconal Ministries. The Reformed Deacon exists to strengthen and encourage the brotherhood of reformed deacons in their God-given role of serving the local church. We hope you'll find this podcast to be helpful to you as you serve the Lord in your church. For more information about the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries, go to our website: OPCCDM.org.

The Reformed Deacon is a monthly interview and discussion podcast created by the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Committee on Diaconal Ministries. The Reformed Deacon exists to strengthen and encourage the brotherhood of reformed deacons in their God-given role of serving the local church. We hope you'll find this podcast to be helpful to you as you serve the Lord in your church. For more information about the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries, go to our website: OPCCDM.org.

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The Reformed Deacon is a monthly interview and discussion podcast created by the Orthodox Presbyterian Church Committee on Diaconal Ministries. The Reformed Deacon exists to strengthen and encourage the brotherhood of reformed deacons in their God-given role of serving the local church. We hope you'll find this podcast to be helpful to you as you serve the Lord in your church. For more information about the OPC Committee on Diaconal Ministries, go to our website: OPCCDM.org.

Language:

English

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8569528500


Episodes

Interview with OPC Missionary Deacon Mark Van Essendelft

5/1/2022
In this episode, David Nakhla interviews OPC missionary deacon to Uganda, Mark Van Essendelft about his life, family and role in the Uganda Mission in Karamoja station. The OPC Uganda Mission in Karamoja labors in the areas of evangelism, church planting, leadership training, village Bible instruction, literature production, literacy training, medical care through the work of Akisyon a Yesu Presbyterian Clinic, community health instruction, and other works of mercy such as the operation of a...

Duration:00:33:30

Special Episode: Practical Steps in Refugee Ministry

4/15/2022
In this follow-up to episode #2, we get into more detail about refugee ministry. Host, David Nakhla, talks to a member of Calvary OPC, Glenside, Pennsylvania, Jessica Hulsey, about her experiences in working with her church in helping an Afghan family relocate to the United States. Jessie shares with us how her church began the process and is currently working to aid the family. Also on the show is Kenley Leslie, member of Staunton OPC in Staunton, Virginia. Kenley shares his experience in...

Duration:00:45:45

Interview with Dr. Cornelis Van Dam

4/1/2022
In this episode, deacon Tim Hopper, Shiloh OPC, Raleigh, NC, talks with author Dr. Cornelis Van Dam, Emeritus Professor of Old Testament studies at Canadian Reformed Theological Seminary in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Van Dam joins us to speak about his book, The Deacon: Biblical Foundations for Today’s Ministry of Mercy , the biblical office of deacon, its history, both in the Old and New Testaments as well as the Church’s responsibility to provide for those in need. Referenced in this...

Duration:00:33:32

Why You Should Attend the National Diaconal Summit in June

2/28/2022
Pastor of Resurrection OPC in Matthews, NC, and president of the Committee on Diaconal Ministries, Nathan Trice, deacons Chris Sudlow, Geno Altiery and Mark Palmer sit down to reminisce about their personal experiences with previous diaconal summits, and why it was meaningful to them. “See, that’s exactly what I love about the Summit right there! You are embedded, surrounded and fellowshipping with a couple hundred humble servants of God. That really is an experience. If you've never been...

Duration:00:40:23

Caring for the Elderly & Shut-Ins

1/31/2022
In this episode hosts David Nakhla and deacon Scott Pearce talk to Rev. Richard Shaw & Rev. Don Buchanan, two seasoned pastors who have spent much of their ministry serving the elderly and shut-ins. Rick and Don share best practices for visiting, helpful hints and their years of experience with the elderly. Co-hosting this episode is Scott Pearce, deacon at Church of the Covenant in Hackettstown. Scott is the son of OPC pastor Rev. Ron Pearce. He is a lifelong member of Church of the...

Duration:00:44:19

Church Safety in the 21st Century

1/1/2022
This is it—your one-stop-shop for church safety! In this episode, Matt Butler, elder at Lake Sherwood OPC, Orlando, Florida shares with us his nearly thirty-year law enforcement knowledge and experience. Matt discusses the reasons for having a plan, how to begin to create a plan, and what the most important steps should be in implementing a plan. Even if you hadn't considered a church safety plan before, chances are you will now! Included in this episode: John 10:11-13Church safety policy...

Duration:00:48:08

Refugee Ministry

11/30/2021
Do you think refugee ministry is difficult? Rev. Chris Cashen breaks it down for us, giving us some helpful guidance from his experience with a Biblical perspective. Chris has been involved in refugee ministry for several years and is leading the charge in the OPC as he chairs the Committee for Diaconal Ministries' Refugee Ministry Subcommittee to help these strangers and sojourners. Referenced in this...

Duration:00:26:56

Meet Deacon Tim Hopper

11/1/2021
Shiloh OPC, Raleigh, North Carolina deacon, Tim Hopper joins us to talk about his passion for the office of deacon. Tim has recently been called to serve on the Committee on Diaconal Ministries in addition to being chairman of the Presbytery of the Southeast's Diaconal Committee. Tim talks with David Nakhla about his upbringing, family, how he became a deacon in his local church, his own deacon website, and how he came to republish an out-of-print book on the topic of deacons. Referenced in...

Duration:00:37:25