Mission and Vision

Proclaiming God’s Redeeming Power

The hand of the Lord was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the Lord and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me back and forth among them, and I saw a great many bones on the floor of the valley, bones that were very dry. He asked me, “Son of man, can these bones live?” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man…”

— Ezekiel 37: 1-3; 9 NIV

The mission of Diakonia is to provide a spiritual formation program for adults who desire to build the Kingdom of God by serving a Crucified Lord in a freely-responsible manner. Diakonia seeks to accomplish this by emphasizing that the Biblical and Confessional purpose of one’s baptismal calling is to follow in the footsteps of Jesus Christ who came to serve, not to be served.

The main focus of Diakonia is teaching, equipping, and motivating those who respond to their baptismal calling to serve a Crucified Lord (Jesus Christ) in all aspects of their daily lives.  Diakonia underscores this teaching, motivating, and equipping by utilizing an approach to ministry called freely-responsible servanthood that is capable of handling the many diverse and ever evolving situations the Christians of today encounter on a daily basis.

Diakonia envisions freely-responsible servanthood as a practical means for any Christian to live as fully and completely as possible in this fast-paced, ever-changing world. Freely-responsible servanthood allows sufficient flexibility combined with a sincere desire to serve on the Lord’s behalf that gives it the unique ability and willingness to enter into any situation, empowered and guided by the Holy Spirit.  Diakonia seeks to portray this practical empowerment as a ministry paradigm that allows for individual freedom and responsibility to be held in healthy tension within the witnessing context of daily Christian living.

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