Preparing and supporting the whole people of God in Christ's call to serve.

As the LDA:

  1. We form, send, and nurture communities of deaconesses and deacons in a Lutheran context to serve in all walks of life.
  2. We value ecumenism in our Christian call to serve.
  3. We energize people to serve among and advocate for all affected by brokenness; and seek to restore wholeness for all creation.


Following Christ, people of God serve those across the street and around the world.

upcoming events

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Phonathon (April 5th – 6th)

April 5 and 6, 2018 | We are looking forward to calling you to thank you for your continued support and to share what's...

Apr 5, 2018

The LDA - 1304 Laporte Ave, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Board Meeting (April 6th – 7th)


Apr 6, 2018

The LDA - 1304 Laporte Ave, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383

Our Blog

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01 Mar

Be still, and know that I am God. Ps. 46:10 Today, crossing the lake on the Two Mile Bridge gave me a chance to admire an unusual site. Usually, there's at...

22 Feb

"Oh Lord of all the living, both banished and restored, compassionate, forgiving and ever caring Lord, grant now that our transgressing, our faithlessness...

13 Jan

"Thorns not its own are tangled in its foliage our greed has starved it, our despite has choked it. Yet, look!  It lives! its grief has not destroyed it,...