God is always at work.

He calls churches to follow Him into their communities to share Christ’s transformational love with each and every person. Cities and neighbourhoods should be impacted and blessed through the social action and thoughtful, cultural engagement of local Christians.

NewGround partners with churches, offering coaching and resources to help identify and establish practical, tangible, and sustainable community ministries.

Together, we break new missional ground, nurturing Spirit-led ideas into healthy ministries that bear everlasting fruit.

It’s time to roll up our sleeves and join Him.

New Ground Initiatives

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Youth Justice Project

Helping teens make a difference in their community! The Youth Justice Project encourages youth to identify an injustice in their community and share ways they hope to address it. Winners receive grant money as well as coaching and support from NewGround staff.

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Community Opportunity Scans

Get to know the people, organizations, resources/assets, and the needs of your community first-hand with this valuable resource.


New Ministry Grants & Support

NewGround offers coaching, networking, and grants to churches seeking to break new ground and start sustainable community ministries.


Deacon Scholarships

As leaders in God’s Kingdom, Deacons have an exciting opportunity to equip and empower their congregation to share Christ’s love and mercy with others. We want to help you do that!

Information & Resources


Where we came from and where we're going.

Networking & Learning

Diaconal Ministries Canada and NewGround, support our partners with learning and networking opportunities.

Offering Resources

Through the revamped NewGround program, Diaconal Ministries is intentionally building into church leaders of today and tomorrow to impact communities with the love of Christ. Will you help us?


Got questions? Our staff are here to help!

NewGround Partners

See who we've partnered with.

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For general inquiries, please contact
our office by phone or email.

Telephone: (905) 336-2920
Toll-free: 1-800-730-3490

3475 Mainway Drive
PO Box 5070, STN LCD 1
Burlington, Ontario L7R 3Y8



Diaconal Ministries Canada is a partner agency of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.