Putting Diakonia to Work
Offering spiritual enrichment and a deeper biblical education to lay individuals in the church, Diakonia strives to build powerful disciples and spirit-led missionaries, by providing:
- Rich, theological education.
- A deepened appreciation of the Bible – dynamic, living and transformational.
- Clarity in forms of grace-filled service.
Diakonia isn’t intended to lead to licensure or rostering, although a number of people have used this as a first step in finding just such a vocation. Diakonia works best when pastors offer Diakonia participants varied opportunities to learn and to serve.
If you are a rostered leader in the ELCA, please consider this prayerful invitation to support a Diakonia program in your area.
To find a program near you, click here.
To get information on how to start a program in your area, email Ellen J. Lindemann, National Chairperson.
For a look at how one deacon brought the Diakonia program to Chicago, click here.