January 5-11, 2020
Mount Olivet Retreat Center
Always wondered what it means to be called a deacon? What do deacons actually do? Where did they come from? How are deacons important to the future of co-creating a Gospel-centric world with God? We invite you to accompany others interested in learning more about the diaconate through our January-term elective course.
For over a decade, the Deaconess Community has been sponsoring a seminary J-term course titled Diaconal Ministry: History, Formation, and Spirituality. With one week of online engagement and one week immersed in
- offered through Luther Seminary in St. Paul, Minn.
- Meets the ELCA candidacy manual requirement of a Diaconal Formation Event
- Introduces the historical, theological and social contexts of diaconal (Word and Service) ministry throughout history.
- Provides opportunity for discussion on vocation and diaconal calling.
- Affirms and encourages recognition of the importance and knowledge of the Lutheran Confessions as theologically and spiritually foundational writings.
- Awards three hours of academic credit.
There may be an opportunity to take this course as an Independent Study undergraduate course in partnership with your college/university.
The Deaconess Community offsets the cost of housing and food for all participants as a way to make this experience more affordable to a wider audience.
The additional cost of tuition, books
Deaconess Community representatives are in residence as resource staff during the on-site component of the course.
Registration through Luther Seminary: online registration
For further information regarding travel and housing please contact Sr. Liz Colver.