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 deacons and churches to break new missional ground, nurturing Spirit-led ideas that bear everlasting fruit.

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

What is NewGround?

NewGround Initiatives

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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.

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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. Approved applicants receive grant money, coaching, and support from NewGround staff.


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

NewGround's History

Read about how NewGround started and where it's going!


Read an overview of the NewGround Program and what's involved!

How is NewGround Funded?


For over 35 years, NewGround has helped over 140 churches love their community.

Through the prayers and financial support of Canadian CRC's and several individual donors, we are actively participating in growing God’s Kingdom in new and exciting ways together!

This year, NewGround Sunday is May 5, 2024!

Will you join the mission once again?

Networking & Learning

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

NewGround Partners

See who we've partnered with.


Got questions? Contact Karla, our NewGround Program Coordinator - she's here to help!

Ways to Give to NewGround

> Please ensure donations are directed to "Diaconal Ministries Canada" and earmarked "NewGround".