Membership of DIAKONIA is open to associations, organizations and communities of deaconesses, deacons, diaconal sisters and brothers, diaconal ministers and other church workers, who can "confess the Lord Jesus Christ as God and Saviour according to the Scriptures and therefore seek to fulfill together their common calling to the glory of the one God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit.".
How to become a member
According to our constitution members may be:
- Federations of Diaconal Communities and Diaconal Associations;
- Diaconal Communities and Diaconal Associations which do not belong to a Federation.
Full Membership should be available only if an Association has a minimum of seven members at the time of application. Exceptions may be made at the discretion of the Executive Committee. This shall have no effect on current members.