Are you called to put your faith in action? Perhaps diaconal ministry is right for you!
Deaconesses and deacons have formed their servant-leader identies through education in theology, support from a community, intentional spiritual reflection and experience in ministry.
Diaconal ministry can be done through a variety of jobs. The work cannot be classified into any one category. The diaconal ministry 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 and bond with the community for support and affirmation.
Diaconal ministry may be done in a variety of jobs and cannot be classified into any one category.
In response to the needs of a changing world, the LDA's diaconal formation prepares both women and men to express their Christian vocation through church, civic, or human service professions. Deaconesses and deacons serve in jobs such as nurse, teacher, lawyer, chaplain, nonprofit director, missionary, counselor, youth/family minister, social worker, and many more.