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North Texas Conference Deacon Gatherings

Gatherings are announced in our newsletters. To subscribe, email the Chair of the Order Rev. Patty Froehlich, at

National Deacon Formation Events

Persons who are commissioned as deacons are offered the opportunity to attend a national provisional deacon formation event offered by the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry. The North Texas Conference recommends that provisional deacons attend at least one national deacon event before ordination to better understand the call of deacon and to prepare for ordination. For information, contact or the chair of the order, Rev. Patty Froehlich, at

Deacon Dialogue

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary in Evanston, Illinois hosts Deacon Dialogue for deacons and those considering becoming deacons. At the three-day weekend event, deacons make connections and gain insight to enhance their leadership ministries to connect the people of God to the needs of the world. Deacon Dialogue includes a candidacy workshop.

Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary