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 was made available for churchwide reflection and study:
Responses were considered by FOD and in March, 2018, FOD requested that National Church Council circulate the following document to the church for review, reflection and response.
Responses should be sent as an MS Word file to FOD – Public Ministry c/o firstname.lastname@example.org by September 30, 2018. - This deadline has been extended to October 26, 2018.