Service

The word, deacon, means a role in the church, generally associated with various services among theological and denominational traditions. It is derived from the Lain word, Diakonia meaning "service."

The churches functions as servants of both God and to his neighbors. The Lord calls His disciples to “Love each other as I have loved you.” (John 15:12) Apostle Paul exhorts the church, “As we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers” (Galatians 6:10)

The Christian community also serves the world around us, not only in word, but also in deeds that go with those words. God did not just speak — he also took action. Actions can demonstrate the love of God working in our hearts, as we help the poor, as we offer comfort to the discouraged, and serve the needs of the church and believers alike.

Events
  • 28
    Oct
    27th General Assembly

    World Olivet Assembly announced its annual 27th General Assembly to be held in headquarters in Dover Plains, New York

  • 25
    Oct
    13th Anniversary of Elim Center International

    Elim leaders from around the world are scheduled to gather in Kirkwood, New York on October 25th.

  • 30
    Aug
    Nehemiah Project in New York

    Nehemiah Project in New York holds conference for Olivet Centers managers and staff to share reports and plans towards 2020 tasks from August August 30th until September 2nd.

Devotion

Paul’s attitude and philosophy of his mission work are clearly stated in this verse; he served and worked as “a servant of Christ.” A servant, doulos in Greek, was a term Paul used to indicate his self-identity as he served the Lord.
A voluntary life of devotion and sacrifice for God's Kingdom was a basis of every work he did. He confessed, "Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone...

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