Diakonia helps equip God’s people for service in the congregation and the neighborhood.
Are you wondering:
What is next?
What leads to freedom?
Where can I receive a foundation for my faith?
The Diakonia program provides a system of study to help answer those questions.
Students learn from ordained pastors in a cohort setting. They study traditional seminary disciplines, identify their particular gifts, and are encouraged to grow spiritually.
Diakonia is a two-year program that includes courses on theology, worship, Bible, church history, and practical ministry.
Each class is five weeks in length, three hours one day a week. Students should plan for 4-6 hours per week of work outside of class time.
Classes for Diakonia are being offered in Phoenix, Las Vegas, Tucson, and the East Valley (Mesa) area.
Online realtime video classes are also being offered to enable us to reach the entire Grand Canyon Synod.
Year One Courses
Introduction to the New Testament
Church History — The First 400 Years
Practical Ministry 1: Biblical Images
Lutheran Creeds and Confessions
Practical Ministry II: Visitation
The Daily Life of a Christian
Year Two Courses
Introduction to the Old Testament
Faith in the American Context
Practical Ministry III: To Communicate the Gospel
Themes and Issues in Christian Ethics
How much does Diakonia cost?
Tuition: $360 per year, payable in $60 increments at the time of each class.
Registration: A onetime non-refundable registration fee of $25 is required from every student before classes begin.
Books: Actual costs for books vary from course to course, but instructors try to provide materials for less than $30-$50 per course.
Retreats: There is an annual retreat each class year. Cost is announced each year.