Deacons serve in a variety of roles:
  • In smaller and/or Rural Congregations
  • As Church Planters
  • In Ethnic Ministries
  • As Assistants to the Pastor
  • In our Inner-City Ministries
Qualifications for Admission to the Deacon Training Program
  • Qualifications for an “elder” as defined in 1 Timothy 3:1-12 and Titus 1:6-9
  • A resonable amount of experience as an active Lutheran in an LCMS congregation
  • At least a high school diploma or GED
  • A recommendation from the applicant’s congregation and proposed supervising pastor
  • A willingness to be mentored
  • Office of the Deacon
  • Old Testament
  • New Testament
  • Doctrine I
  • Doctrine II (Applied Doctrine)
  • Care-Giving
  • Leadership Skills
  • Lutheran History and Polity Evangelism and Assimilation
  • Teaching the Faith Worship Greek Homiletics

For more information contact the Office of the President at the FLGA District office: 877-457-5556