This information applies specifically to those completing the Master of Arts in Diaconal Ministry degree program and/or seeking the ELCA Diaconal Ministry roster. The degree described is for students who started before the summer of 2016. For the new degree program, effective beginning Fall 2017, please see the 2016-2017 Catalog Supplement.
Also, the ELCA candidacy process described in this manual has changed for the new Word and Service ("Deacon") roster, which replaces the older Diaconal Ministry roster. Please see the new ELCA candidacy manual, found on the ELCA website.