Mission

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.

Vision

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

lda news

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LDA Centennial Banquet

You're invited to the LDA Centennial Banquet on Friday, November 8, 2019 at the Harre Union Ballroom at Valparaiso University!

Muffins and Mimosas at Homecoming

Hosted by the LDA and Valparaiso University's Theology Department Date: Saturday, September 28, 2019 Time: 9:30 a.m. - noon Place: Center for Diaconal...

Weekly Worship–In person or Livestream

Wednesday morning worship has resumed!  All are welcome.  Join us at 7AM Central  each Wednesday for worship, stay for breakfast and conversation--and still...

Aug 21, 2019

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Our Blog

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08 Aug

Then the Lord called, “Samuel! Samuel!” and he said, “Here I am!” 1 Samuel 3:4 During a conversation with my dad about his service in World War II,...

02 Aug

"Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right...

25 Jul

Mary and Martha by Jan Vermeer, 1655 (This post appears in Best of DeacPost, published by the LDA 2007) " said to him, 'Yes, Lord, I believe that you are...
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