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

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.”

SCSW DIAKONIA: Featured Instructor This Week: Rev. Dennis Creswell, Church History Class

“I retired in 2016 from parish ministry, but since moving to Madison in January, I am doing some fill-in supply preaching. I'm enjoying being retired.  I taught in the Central Lay School of the East Central Synod of Wisconsin in Wausau for 17 years, and feel I still have something to offer. . ."

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