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.
The purpose and goal of the diakonia program is to provide each participant the opportunity to discover their God-given gifts, strengthen their faith and their abilities, and give them purpose within their own congregations, synods,and the church-wide body of Christ. Through the diakonia educational experience, each student’s understanding of theology and their relationship to God is allowed to blossom and bear fruit as a light of Christ in society.
Mary Ann Smith
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
4501 Main Street
Downers Grove, Illinois 60515-2881