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
  • 02
    Aug
    USA Northeast Summer Retreat 2019

    The Northeast Region Summer Retreat 2019 will be held in Dover, New York from August 2nd till 4th.

  • 01
    Aug
    Olivet Teen Mission Int’l Summer Camp

    Int’l Summer Camp in Asia Pacific Olivet Center

  • 01
    Jul
    OLI 2019 Commencement

    OLI 2019 commences on July 1st, 2019 and will continue for four weeks.

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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