Deacon-Definitions

The Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) defines the Deacon in the ELCA Constitution 7:51:

“This church calls and receives onto the roster qualified persons to provide a ministry of Word and Service, exemplifying the life of Christ-like service to all persons and creation: nurturing, healing, leading, advocating dignity and justice, and equipping the whole people of God for their life of witness and service within and beyond the congregations for the sake of God’s mission in the world.”

The Lutheran Diaconal Association (formerly Lutheran Deaconess Association):

 

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