Diakonia

The Diakonia program is a two-year process of spiritual formation and theological education for baptized members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America or anyone wishing in good faith to study these teachings.

Lay Education
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, please contact us at scswdiakonia@gmail.com or call 608-535-0264 and leave a message.  Interested teachers, please indicate classes you would be willing to teach.

Recent News & Events

Still Time to Sign Up for the Next SCSW DIAKONIA Classes!

Sign Up Now! It’s not too late . . . Saturday mornings, 9-noon Jan 26-Feb 23 in Evansville OR Thursday evenings, 6-9 p.m. Jan 24-Feb 21 in Platteville

Diakonia: Featured Instructor: Rev.Mark Williamson

I am pastor of Grace Lutheran Church in Dodgeville. I believe teaching to be one of my spiritual gifts. Diakonia is a great way to offer this gift for the building up of God's church.

Featured Instructor: Rev. Jeffrey Pedersen, Early Church History

"...My hope for the students is that they will gain a deep understanding of the world and events of the early church, and how it relates to the church today.”

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