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Supporting Diaconal Ministry

David Nakhla speaks about the work of deacons and how the Orthodox Presbyterian Church is working to assist the diaconate in its labors for Christ’s church. Mr. Nakhla is the administrator for the OPC’s Committee on Diaconal Ministries and the Short-Term Missions and Disaster Response Coordinator.



  • [00:00] Introduction
  • [04:46] Overview of the work of the Committee on Diaconal Ministry
  • [16:15] An Expanding View of the Church through Short-Term Missions
  • [27:31] The Challenges of COVID
  • [30:22] Encouraging Diaconal Ministry at Home
  • [36:25] Diaconal Ministry, Insurance, and the Government
  • [48:10] Podcast and Case Studies
  • [53:56] Resources for Diaconal Training
  • [58:31] Conclusion

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