Goal and Values

Through theological reflection the participant will gain a fundamental understanding of diakonia (Christian practice/social work) and its developmental aspects. The course provides training in organizational development, leadership and communication on the basis of diaconal values. The participant will be able to initiate, monitor and evaluate development projects and to raise awareness of social and rights-based development issues in church and society.  

Our course is based on the value that all human beings are created in the image of God and therefore are unique and valuable, entitled to be treated with dignity and respect. The word diakonia means service; to put your faith into action. We believe the church and church related organizations should play a key role in civil society working for a positive and sustainable change and our goal is to equip our students to become change agents in church and society.