In response to the needs of a changing world, the Lutheran Deaconess Association (LDA) offers a process that allows women to express their Christian vocation through church, civic, or human service professions.
Also question is, who is a deaconess in the church?
The ministry of a deaconess is, in modern times, a non-ordained ministry for women in some Protestant churches to provide pastoral care, especially for other women. The term is also applied to some women deacons in the early church.
What was Phoebe role in the Bible?
Phoebe (biblical figure) Phoebe (Koine Greek Φοίβη) was a first-century Christian woman mentioned by the Apostle Paul in his Epistle to the Romans, verses 16:1-2. A notable woman in the church of Cenchreae, she was trusted by Paul to deliver his letter to the Romans.
What is the role of a deacon in the Catholic Church?
In the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, you have the Pope at the top (well, after God), cardinals, bishops, priests, and then deacons. Catholics recognize two types of deacons: Permanent deacons are men ordained to an office in the Catholic Church who normally have no intention or desire of becoming priests.