The Diakonia program is one in which Wayland students partner with the Chaplain’s Office of the Wheeler and Formby Prison Units in Plainview, to lead worship services and discipleship classes for offenders housed there.  Students also minister to offenders’ families in special planned events, including the “Day with Dad.”  The word “diakonia” means service or ministry and the idea for the program came as the result of a Bible study Dr. Shaw, WMC Director, began with students.