EXPLORE YOUR SPIRITUALITY

Are you called to put your faith in action?  Perhaps diaconal ministry is right for you!

This slide show tells about the LDA's history, deac stories, and the education/formation process.

Journey together as part of a praying and serving communitydevotions

  • Build relationships and connect to resources
  • Belong to a multi-culturally diverse and inclusive international network

Grow with us

  • Deepen your understanding of theology
  • Learn reflection and prayer practices
  • Form your servant identity

Service in Christ to those at the margins

  • Serve others with intentionality through your job
  • Represent the church in the world
  • Develop leadership skills and be a catalyst for change

Deaconesses and deacons have formed their servant leader identities through education in theology, support from a community, intentional spiritual reflection, and experience in ministry.  They strive to be humble, bold, faithful servants.

The LDA's education and formation program forms a student's servant identity, and develops her/his gifts for service to Christ.  As a result, deaconesses and deacons express their servant identity always, applying it to all aspects of their life. They respect the history of those before them, respond to the needs of a changing world, and bond with the diaconal community for support and affirmation.

Explore the preparation program!  Distance-learning and graduate programs are also available.