Please offer your support for our beloved Diakonia Retreat Center by filling out your Diakonia Retreat Center Support Form today!
Diakonia Mission Statement
The Diakonia Retreat Center empowers Orthodox Christians of all ages to live a deeper faith. Through the year-round ministries of the Diakonia Retreat Center, the faithful share in worship, culture, education, and fellowship in a natural environment that reveals the beauty of God’s creation.
Small Change Makes A Big Difference
We give thanks for 10 wonderful years at our blessed and beautiful Diakonia Retreat Center! With the help of many faithful friends we purchased 210 pristine acres and began to develop the property for our annual St. Stephen’s Summer Camp. Our Diakonia Retreat Center now hosts many wonderful gatherings each year for our own church ministries, and for individual families who come for a relaxing weekend in nature.
Right now our Diakonia Retreat Center’s greatest challenge is to retire our mortgage – our largest monthly operating expense. While we carry this liability we’re unable to move forward with improvements that enable our Diakonia Retreat Center to serve more people and attract other groups in the area to enjoy this beautiful place. Please share our dream to serve the faithful of the Metropolis of Atlanta for decades to come. Our Diakonia Retreat Center stands for both youth and adult education, worship and fellowship in the context of our Hellenic Orthodox heritage.
How You Can Help
We know that “small change makes a BIG difference.” We hope many of the faithful will respond with a pledge of a small monthly donation of $10, $20, $30 or more. Your gift now will radically affect the future of our Diakonia Retreat Center. For what amounts to pocket change each day – just a nickel a day comes to $15 per month – you can help secure the future of this important ministry. Work with us to develop what we have, expand our ministry, and serve more people by filling out our Diakonia Retreat Center Support Form today!
Many small sacrifices can add up to a miracle. We pray you‘ll be moved to help us today!
If you have any questions or need assistance please call the Development Office: 404.634.9345, ext. 24 or our Metropolis Philoptochos President Dee Nicolaou at 813.991.9026.
Our Diakonia Spiritual Retreat Center
The Diakonia Center is an ideal setting for many different types of programming. It is currently equipped and staffed to provide retreat or conference opportunities for groups ranging in size from 10-150 (including cabin counselors) to be accommodated with ease.
Located on 210 pristine acres in upstate South Carolina, this eco-friendly retreat center will put you closer to nature than you have ever been before.
The earth is the Lord’s and all it contains, the world, and those who dwell in it. Psalms 24:1