Meet our New Board Member for BC Northwest!

Diaconal Ministries Canada is pleased to introduce you to our newest board member for Classis British Columbia NorthWest, Mrs. Cindy Verbeek! Cindy was born and raised in Calgary and lived in Alberta until moving to Houston, BC, her husband’s “hometown” over 15 years ago. Together they are raising 3 beautiful souls, with the first heading…

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Classis Learning Event Proves Worthwhile

On Saturday, November 18th, churches from across Classis Chatham gathered to answer one burning question: Was it time to retire or revitalize their Diaconal Conference. The learning event was titled “The Deacon’s Role: Moving from Standard Version to Revised Standard Version”. A group of about 60 participants gathered at Grace CRC in Chatham to listen,…

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Sea to Sea: Cycling to End Poverty

Have you considered the ride? Diaconal Ministries Canada (DMC) is a partner in the Sea to Sea tour this coming summer 2017 and we hope you will be riding with us! Because of DMC’s partnership, you can, by riding, support the Operation Manna program.  Interested? Click here to learn more or contact us at dmc@crcna.org

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DMC and World Renew Collaborate on “Helping Without Hurting” Workshops

Diaconal Ministries Canada and World Renew have collaborated a number of times to lead an interactive “Helping without Hurting” workshop, most recently in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. At that event, DMC’s Diaconal Ministry Developer (DMD) in that region, Jean deBeer felt that participants “left the workshop enriched and challenged to ask themselves if [the ministry] they were…

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Opportunities for those with a Diaconal Heart

A Diaconal Coach (formerly called a Diaconal Ministry Developer or DMD) serves as an equipper and coach for local diaconates. Their role is to help deacons grow in their understanding and capacity as Diaconal Leaders, providing coaching, support, encouragement and accountability for diaconates. They do this by holding workshops and training events, by providing relevant…

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Saying “Good-bye”

Hans asks me how I’m doing as he walks in to the office where I am working, casually dressed, with an easy, relaxed smile on his face. This is usually the way Diaconal Ministries Canada (DMC) staff interact with Hans. And on this day, it’s almost like we are about to start talking about what…

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Diaconal Ministries Canada Announces Next National Director

Dear Friends of Diaconal Ministries Canada: This year marks a significant transition for Diaconal Ministries.  After serving for more than 14 years as the National Director, Hans Kater will be retiring as of June 30th.  We cannot express enough thanks for his wise and gracious leadership which has been a constant blessing for our organization…

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Ottawa Day of Encouragement

The Ottawa Day of Encouragement will be held on April 2, 2016 at Calvin CRC in Ottawa. The theme of the day is “Reconciliation” and the brochure is available here, with information on workshops and registration.

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