Deacon Studies Degree Program

What Is A Deacon's Role Within The Church?

Ordained deacons possess a gift for ministry and a passion for love, justice and service. They connect the church with the neediest, most neglected, and most marginalized of God's children. As an ​ordained ​United Methodist​ deacon,​ you'll provide a ministry rich in compassion and justice. Your guidance will impact your community and will help your community members discover and develop their faith. Deacons are persons called by God, authorized by the church, and ordained by a bishop to serve a lifetime ministry of Word and Service to their community and congregation. Deacons are teachers, leaders, and disciples.

If you believe that your life and spiritual path aligns with b​ecoming a Deacon in the United Methodist Church​, c​ontact us ​to begin the enrollment process or request more information.

What Are Our Deacon Ordination Options?

At Saint Paul School of Theology, the M​aster of Arts in Christian Ministry (MACM) Degree​ and the ​Master of Divinity (MDiv) Degree ​provide students with the knowledge and training needed to become ordained deacons. Both degree programs allow students to choose an area of specialization. If a student is interested in becoming a Deacon, they may choose to focus on the corresponding area of specialization.

Students who choose the Deacon Ministry specialization will take ordination specific courses, and will also take courses that are centered around the MDIV and MACM degrees. If you are unsure of which Saint Paul School of Theology masters degree is right for you, visit the corresponding pages​ to learn more.

Why Choose Us For Your Deacon Ordination Program?

Saint Paul School of Theology has helped countless students become successful and impactful Deacons within the United Methodist church. Our programs are designed to be completed online, on-campus, or in hybrid form, allowing students the flexibility they need to gain their Deacon ordination and education at their own pace and in the environment they select.

If you are interested in our MACM or MDiv programs and have questions about Saint Paul School of Theology Deacon Ministries specialization options, feel free to c​ontact us​. We would be happy to help you decide if this program is your best education option!