The Diaconate is a ministry of mercy that reaches out to people in Redeemer’s congregation who are in crisis or in challenging circumstances and offers help in assessing their needs and working together to find solutions. Unlike elders, who are responsible for teaching the gospel, administering healing prayer and overseeing the church, the Diaconate focuses on deed ministry by extending mercy and compassion.

The Diaconate is a ministry of mercy that reaches out to people in Redeemer’s congregation who are in crisis or in challenging circumstances and offers help in assessing their needs and working together to find solutions.

How we help

From the moment we first meet, we are focused on helping someone who is undergoing hardship.


Assisting with counseling and budgeting, providing emotional and spiritual support, and extending financial aid.

The Goal

Our work is temporary and short-term in nature; that is, our goal is to see a client’s situation change over time.

The Process

We work towards this end by helping plan for the future, seek employment, resolve conflicts, mend relationships.

Receive Care

If you’re a part of the LSQ community and are in need of care and assistance, please complete the Intake Form. A member of our Diaconate will be in touch with you shortly.

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Nominate Leaders

From November 1 to 30, church members can nominate other members to serve as deacon, deaconess or elder — leadership positions at LSQ that help provide shepherding care to the church as a whole and 1:1 practical and prayer ministry care during times of change, challenge or crisis.


Diaconate Mercy Fund

Deacons and deaconesses use these funds, which are given by our congregation, to help provide tangible care to congregants — members and regular attenders alike — who are experiencing life change, challenge or crisis. These financial grants help pay for counseling, basic life needs, etc. To contribute to this fund, click below.


Getting Care

If you are a member or a regular attender of the Redeemer Lincoln Square community and are in need of assistance, we want to hear from you. Please submit the form below, and a member of our Diaconate team will reach out to you to follow up on your request.

Nominate a Leader

If you are a church member, please nominate another church member to serve at LSQ as either a deacon, deaconess or elder. Before you submit the nomination, please have a conversation with the person you hope to nominate.

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