AED is a membership-funded association of persons and dioceses within The Episcopal Church whose mission is to increase participation and involvement of all baptized persons in Christ's diaconal ministry, especially by promoting and supporting the diaconate.
Registration is open - Two Events!
An Online Evening of Reflection for Deacons
with The Most Rev. Linda Nicholls
Archbishop and Primate of the Canadian Anglican Church
Thurs., March 4, online. Evening of Reflection details and registration.
A3D 2021 Full Conference
Thurs., March 4 - Saturday, Mar. 6, online. (Includes the Evening of Reflection)
A3D details and registration.
For New Archdeacons
Saturday, April 17, 2021, online.
AED’s popular workshop orienting persons new to deacon supervision and formation. Details and registration.
Emergency Grant Program for Deacons - through April 2021
This program, from the Fund for the Diaconate, aids deacons affected by the Covid-19 pandemic who have been laid off, furloughed, or had their employment hours cut or eliminated. Details and applications on the Fund's website.
NEW Continuing Education opportunities.
Seeking Deacon handbooks, competencies and discernment processes Details here.
Antiracism Resources: Prayers of the People; Adult & Children's formation. See them all.
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"We used the AED site extensively during our process of developing a diocesan Handbook for Deacons. It gave us access to a wealth of resources ... and “best practices.” Martha Seaman & Veronica Ritson, Diocese of Arizona