About Us

diakonia(tm) is a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) that aims to equip lay members to be strong knowledgeable leaders in their communities and the wider church. This is accomplished through a two year program of weekly classes combined with spiritual retreats and group interaction to prepare people for the many diverse tasks and opportunities to which Christ’s great commission directs them.

Our program is an authorized ministry of the Northwestern Ohio Synod. Classes are currently held in five different locations across Northwestern Ohio with online participation available through Zoom.