In May 2015, the ELCIC's National Church Council (NCC) directed the Faith, Order and Doctrine Committee (FOD) to study orders of ministry with particular attention to diakonia and Diaconal Ministry.
The following is now available for churchwide reflection and study:
Upon completion of this study guide, you are asked to fill out a survey which will be received by FOD. A paper version of the survey is at the end of the document or access the online version here.
Responses will be considered by FOD as it prepares a white paper to be delivered to NCC in the fall of 2017. Responses must be in by Easter Monday, April 17, 2017.