What is Diakonia?

Diakonia is a Greek word that means 'service.' Diakonos means 'servant.'


For the serious student, the Lutheran Diakonia program offers serious study. It is a two year process of spiritual formation and theological education.


The process occurs in three basic ways:


1) By thorough grounding in classic seminary disciplines of practical, systematic, historical and Bibllical theology.


2) By identifying particular skills and aptitudes in ministry and encouraging their use in the local church and area.


3) By providing spiritual growth through worship, retreats, and the supportive community of fellow students, mentors and instructors.


These are the tools Diakonia uses to help equip God's people for service in ministries.


The theme of the Diakonia experience is the word of Jesus in scripture (Mark 10:43): "Let the one who would be great among you be your servant."


St. John's thanks Thrivent Financial for Lutherans (www.thrivent.com) for funding assistance for several of our ministries.

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