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Longing to G R O W?

Plant yourself in good soil

Growing in Faith: The Diakonia Program is a 40+ year old ministry within the ELCA committed to fostering learning environments for followers of Jesus to grow in faith. In the fall of 2022, the program was reimagined, taking the best of the existing program, adding new elements and more flexibility with a Foundation Year and optional subsequent Practical Year tracks. I encourage you to personally invite two or more members of your congregation who are yearning to grow in their Christian discipleship to enroll in the fall Foundation Year Courses. The Diakonia Program accepts people where they are in their faith understanding and to challenges them to grow to a deeper level and assists in equipping them to live out their faith in family, workplace, school, local community, and world.

Fall Courses

Six Foundation Year Courses

First Class 9/11/2023 - Mondays 6-9pm via WebEx online and in person Phoenix & Tucson locations

Recommended for first year students


Six Practical Year “Road to Service” Track Courses

First Class 9/5/2023 - Tuesdays 6-9pm via WebEx and in person Metro Phoenix

First Class 9/9/2023 - Saturdays 9am-Noon via WebEx and in person Tucson

Recommended for second year students


Register at GCS Growing in Faith Diakonia Program Website:

Admission/Registration Fee $25                    Tuition $70 Per Class

Tucson Information Session Monday August 28th 6pm Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church Activity Bldg


For more information contact:

Kimberle Kennedy, Chair

Grand Canyon Synod Growing in Faith Diakonia Steering Committee

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