Deaconess Ministry

Concordia Deaconess Conference celebrates 40 years

The organization was not able to observe its 40th anniversary last year due to the pandemic, so chose instead to commemorate the anniversary at this year’s conference.

Life Ministry has new director

Deaconess Tiffany Manor has accepted a call from the LCMS Office of National Mission to serve as director of LCMS Life Ministry.

Seminaries hold online-only Call Day services

The two LCMS seminaries held virtual Call Day services on April 28 (CSL) and April 29 (CTSFW) due to COVID-19 restrictions, issuing a total of 189 calls and assignments as thousands of people watched online from around the globe.  

National Mission board celebrates effective triennium, hears ministry updates

The board also heard a presentation on the Synod’s new national mission emphasis, ‘Making Disciples For Life.’

Call Day: Seminary students receive calls, learn placements

A total of 201 students received their first calls to pastoral and diaconal ministry and their assignments as vicars and deaconess interns during four services held on the two seminary campuses April 29–30 and May 1.

‘Equipped to Serve’: Concordia Theological Seminary winds up spring fundraiser

The fundraiser, which runs through May 7, aims to assist new graduates in purchasing supplies for their ministry.

KFUO Audio: Deaconesses, students discuss mercy trip to Peru

Deaconesses and deaconess students with The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod discussed their recent mercy expedition to Peru with KFUO Radio host Andy Bates.

KFUO Audio: Deaconess Story and Formation

Deaconesses Amanda Van de Kamp and Deaconess Kristin Wassilak talked on Dec. 7 with KFUO Radio’s Andy Bates about becoming and serving as deaconesses in The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.

Deaconess resources now available in Spanish

Spanish speakers can now learn about the deaconess vocation in their own language.

KFUO Audio: Interview about deaconess programs in Nigeria, Lithuania

KFUO Radio host Andy Bates talks with Deaconess Grace Rao, director of LCMS Deaconess Ministry, about the deaconess programs in Nigeria and Lithuania.

Grace Place revitalizes, reaffirms deaconesses for ministry of caring

LCMS deaconesses learn about wellness and work-life balance at an Oct. 6-10 retreat in St. Louis.

Deaconess Conference OKs way to support diaconal work

At their annual conference, members of Concordia Deaconess Conference (CDC) adopt a resolution to make offering envelopes available to support CDC’s work.

Conference OKs way to support diaconal work

At its annual conference in Winter Park, Fla., Concordia Deaconess Conference also elects new officers, including Jennifer M. Phillips of Monroeville, Ind., president.

LCMS Eurasia mission team expands by two

This month, two LCMS deaconesses were commissioned in the mission field. Deaconesses Ashley Prothro and Elizabeth Ahlman were inducted into the ranks of the Concordia Deaconess College and are set to fulfill their calls in the Eurasia mission field.

Relationships form at first Latin America deaconess gathering

By Sarah Schafer and James Neuendorf For most of their lives, Gladys Hamann of Paraguay and other Lutheran women throughout Latin America and the Caribbean have cared for the needy in the name of Christ. But for the first time,…

Sem to launch online deaconess program

Beginning this fall, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, will offer an online Master of Arts in its Deaconess Studies program.  Those accepted into the program will complete their studies through a combination of electronic distance learning and on-campus intensives. The…