Reflections on the Rostered Ministers Gathering

The Roster Ministers Gathering has been motivating and transformative, challenging and inspirational. Through holy times of praise and worship, study, fellowship, authentic listening, and conversation, the Gathering leaders wrapped me in the Word. They pushed me to go...

Impact of Change

By Sr. Barbara Collins | Sr. Barbara retired from Augustana in Minneapolis. She is moving to Indianapolis with her husband Malcolm. Malcolm and I stepped into a new phase in our life. I officially retired from Augustana Care amidst many tears and well wishes from...

2017 Deaconess Assembly

By Jonathan Tindor Whether it is having a conversation with an old friend, or fighting human trafficking, the sisters of the Deaconess Community are indeed impacting a broken world. The 2017 Deaconess Assembly, “Called to Impact a Broken World,” was held...

Apple Tree Center

By Cindy Clark, Executive Director of Apple Tree Center | Each year the Deaconess Community Awards “Mission Support Grants” to support the missions of different organizations. One of these grant recipients is Apple Tree Center in Kendallville, IN.  Amidst all the...

Global Day of Prayer to End Famine

By Sr. Noreen Stevens, Directing Deaconess: this reflection is modified from the Deaconess Community’s Verse of the Day. The Verse of the Day is a daily devotional that is distributed to the Deaconesses through email and mail. It is one of the ways that the...