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Mission, Vision, Principles

Mission, Vision, Principles

Our Mission 


For the sake of the Gospel and all of God’s creation, the Deaconess Community of the ELCA fosters intentional community, diaconal leadership development, and dynamic partnerships within the church and the world


Our Vision


Compelled by the love of Christ and sustained by community, the Deaconess Community of the ELCA works for justice and flourishing for all of God’s creation.


Our Guiding Principles

  • We are rooted in the living Word and love of God
  • We are emboldened by our history
  • We are accountable to intentional community
  • We practice courageous leadership
  • We practice radical welcome
  • We practice cultivating partnerships