Diakonia Class: Practical Ministry III: To Communicate the Gospel

Tuesdays, May 1 – May 29, 2018, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Instructor: Deacon Janice Zimbelman

Course Description: This class will explore the role of the parish community of Word and Sacraments as the context for ministry, the source from which the Christian witness flows. Emphasis will be on 21st Century culture and the current views of church in the world. The focus of this course is to look at opportunities within the parish for communicating the gospel (Bible studies, teaching, youth ministries, etc) as well as in the community (e.g. online). Underlying the course is the perspective of each student in developing diaconal self-understanding. We will explore together tools to explore local community contexts and ways to creatively share the Gospel within those contexts and the 21st Century culture. Students will share personal ministry experiences of how they uniquely communicate the gospel in their lives, and reflect on them both Biblically and theologically.

If interested in auditing just this course, contact Deacon Janice ( for further information

This course is part of the Diakonia program (insert link: of the Grand Canyon Synod

1159 North Greenfield Road
Gilbert AZ, 85234-2845


Pastor Brian Cain makes learning about the Lord fun and easy to understand. Absolutely love going to church at Spirit of Joy. The 10:30am service is filled with great people and just an all-around amazing experience. Recommend it to anybody.

Paul S.

Gilbert, AZ

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