AED is a membership 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.
NOTE: The Resources Section has been updated. This outline may be helpful to you.
For New Archdeacons
Saturday, April 17, 2021, online.
AED’s popular workshop orienting persons new to deacon supervision and formation. Details and registration.
Scholarships for Deacon Schooling
The Society for the Increase of the Ministry is accepting scholarship applications to help future leaders in the Episcopal Church. This includes deacons! Review the details and application process here. Apply by May 8th.
Open Space Notes from A3D 2021 virtual conference are now available.
Mondays in May DOTAC Seminar Series
(Diakonia of the Americas and the Caribbean)
Mondays, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 at 1 pm Central, Free, via Zoom
A seminar series featuring a range of scholars doing work on diakonia. Sessions last just over 1 hour. Details and registration.
Emergency Grants for Deacons - extended until April 30, 2021
The Fund for the Diaconate is aiding deacons affected by the pandemic who have been laid off, furloughed, or had their employment hours cut or eliminated. Details.
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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