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Common Vows and Common Mission

Susanne Watson Epting

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This essay explores the type of leadership found among deacons today, as well as the relationship of diaconal leaders to others, within the context of the whole people of God. It establishes an understanding of the diaconate as set forth by the 1979 Book of Common Prayer and its relationship with the Baptismal Covenant. The essay also explains that with this Prayer Book understanding comes the charge from the church not only to lead through serving, but to lead through exercising an interpretive and prophetic voice. It further provides examples of diaconal leadership in today’s church.

 
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