Teltow – Evangelisches Diakonissenhaus Berlin Teltow Lehnin

The E Protestant Deaconess House Berlin Teltow Lehnin (EDBTL) is a diaconal association of companies with a long tradition.

EDBTL includes the Deaconess House in Teltow (built in 1901 in Teltow), the Deaconess Mother House Luise-Henriette in Lehnin (revival of the compound of the former Cistercian Monastery with diaconal work) and the Deaconess House Lutherstift in Frankfurt/Oder (construction of a hospital for the people of the town).

Focal points of the work are health care, geriatric care, offers for people with disabilities and the educational sector. The Protestant service for fellow humans is equally directed towards to body and soul. Besides Teltow, Lehnin and Berlin, the regional focal points include the Oder Region with Frankfurt/ Oder as well as Seelow, Luckau, Ludwigsfelde and Lauchhammer.

The preamble of the statute states: "We follow the order of Jesus Christ, to bring God's mercy to the people near and far in word and deed."

The religious communities consider this their mission and want to contribute to reaching this goal.


Educational opportunities within the scope of "Bildungswege im Diakonat" (courses of education)

  Basic course Diakonie Deaconess training Theological-diaconal education
Rotation/Duration/Hours Two years / 15 months / 120 hours is not offered
  • Introduction days (4 times per year / 2 days)
  • Discovering faith (low-level basic courses / 2 – 4 times per year / 3 times 1.5 days each)
  • Courses in faith
  • Days of retreat (annually)
Period of time November 2014 - February 2016 (Course IV) / November 2016 – February 2018 (Course V)   annually
External participation possible after personal consultation   depending on event
Costs for external participation 1,500 Euro (including board and lodging, materials and study trip)   depending on event
Content overview Curriculum  

Introduction days:

  • History of Diakonie
  • History of the house
  • Biblical, ethical basics

Regional basic courses:

  • Liturgical year
  • Bible
  • Pastoral care


  • Accompanying the dying
  • Finding appropriate words
  • Dealing with dementia
  • Topic of violence
Precondition none – not even membership in a church    
Certificate yes   Certificate of participation
Other details own employees will be granted corresponding leave of absence   Mandatory courses for employees
Contact Mother Superior Dr. Gundula Grießmann, telephone +49 3328 433-427 and Pastor Annegret Winkler-Nehls, telephone +49 3328 433-405

Teltow – Evangelisches Diakonissenhaus Berlin Teltow Lehnin

Lichterfelder Allee 45
14513 Teltow

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