Diakonia is for any person who wants a more complete, more well rounded faith experience. Although it does fulfill the educational requirement in the process to become a synod parish deacon, it is more a faith formation resource. It’s for all levels of faith formation…from knowing little to knowing a lot…it doesn’t matter.
diakonia students are committed to serve through the Church in a variety of ways: teaching, administration, liturgical leadership, action for social justice, evangelism, visitation of the sick, community organization, youth work, ministry among the elderly, and the like. In every way, they seek–and are helped by diakonia–to grow closer to the image and example of Christ the servant.
Each year diakonia hosts a retreat prior to the graduation ceremony. This retreat is open to anyone who is, was, or interested in diakonia.