In 20I5, 24 graduates of Masters of international diaconic management of the Institute for diaconic sciences and diaconic management (IDM) of the Protestant University Wuppertal/Bethel and the United Evangelical Mission (UEM) met for the first time. What was a get-together event gave birth to international network of alumni of international Diaconic managers.
Who are we?
We are an international network of diaconic managers serving in Churches, Church-Organisations and diaconic institutions in the three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe. Our members come from the following countries: Cameroon, China, Democratic Republic Congo, Germany, Ghana, Hongkong, Indonesia, Namibia, Philippines Rwanda, South Africa, Sri-Lanka and Tanzania with a vision for excellence in global and local Diaconia. Currently, the network counts 41 members with equal share and responsibilities.
It has five objectives as follows: Networking, knowledge and experience sharing, collegial counselling and support, fostering contextual Diaconia, care and witness in action. Hence we can share our faith to Christ Jesus by serving the humanity.
The network is coordinated through an international board made of 7 people elected every year, including regional chairpersons in each of the three continents.
The network grows each 2 to 3 years ad carries out activities both locally and internationally. It meets in its general assembly every year and rotates around members’ countries.