Commissioning and Installation of Deaconess Anne Bakker
September 24, 2017
Zion Lutheran Church - Mt. Pleasant, MI
Working in faith
Laboring in love
Remaining steadfast in the hope of our Lord Jesus Christ.
- 1 Thessalonians 1:3
WHAT IS A DEACONESS?
LCMS deaconesses are women who are professional church-workers, trained to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ through a ministry of works of mercy, spiritual care, and teaching the Christian faith. "Deaconess," from the Greek word diakonos, means "servant." Phoebe, named in Romans 16:1-2, was a helper to Paul and others. She often is considered the first deaconess.
CLICK HERE to read more about the history of deaconesses in the LCMS.
CLICK HERE to read more about the Concordia Deaconess Conference (CDC).
The House of Phoebe by Anne Kosche Bakker, 2004.
Concordia Theological Seminary - Fort Wayne, Indiana