Growing in Faith/Diakonia & Ministry

Putting Growing in Faith/Diakonia Graduates to Work

Offering spiritual enrichment and a deeper biblical education to lay individuals in the church, Growing in Faith/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.

Growing in Fiath 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 Growing in Faith 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.