Deaconess Dr. Gillian Bond, Director of Deaconess Studies at Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri, joins Andy and Sarah to talk about the many various roles deaconesses play in congregations and organizations, the key parts of deaconess formation, and the exciting new online path to deaconess certification at Concordia Seminary. To learn more, visit csl.edu/academics/programs.
Image: Naomi, a newly confirmed member, lifts up Deaconess Caitlin Worden de Ramírez, LCMS career missionary to Peru, in a joyful hug following a worship service with confirmations at Castillo Fuerte on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, in the La Victoria district of Lima, Peru. Ramirez is a big part of Naomi and her fellow confirmands’ lives. LCMS Communications/Erik M. Lunsford
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