The Diakonia program is a lay education opportunity that has been very successful in other synods. It consists of 12, 5-week courses offered in a period of two years, 6 courses per school year. The program of study is open to baptized members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or anyone wishing in good faith to study these teachings. Participants do not earn professional certification or ordination, but will receive a strong foundation of Biblical and theological knowledge as well as skills for ministry. Participants in other synods have used this knowledge and these skills to serve in a variety of ways. Please see the brochure below for more detailed information.

Are You Interested?
If you or someone you know is interested in being a student or teacher, you can view our upcoming 2020-2021 course offerings below. You can also register online as a student or as a potential instructor by using the links to the right. If you have any questions please contact us at scswdiakonia@gmail.com or call 608-535-0264 and leave a message.

We are excited to announce our new course lineup for 2020-2021. All courses will be offered online via Zoom video conferencing so students may study and join classes at a distance from anywhere with a computer and an internet connection.





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Online Registration

Please click on the links below to register for our 2020-2021 diakonia classes either as a new student or a returning student:

If you are interested in teaching a diakonia course(s) or are a returning instructor please click on the link below to indicate your interest and availability for our 2020-21 courses: