Diaconal Ministries Canada provides and promotes conferences and events designed to equip deacons in the work they do: to spark new thinking and ideas and offer opportunities to network and engage with other ministry leaders.

See a listing of upcoming events below.

As restrictions continue to ease in regards to the ongoing pandemic, check below to see which events are now being offered in-person!

If you have any comments, questions, ideas or concerns, please contact our office at dmc@crcna.org or 1-800-730-3490 x4304.

Upcoming Events

Helping Without Harming in Community Engagement Workshop

Attention: CLASSIS ONTARIO SOUTH WEST CHURCHES


A workshop on how to alleviate poverty and address injustice in meaningful and effective ways!

The Diaconal Committee of Classis Ontario South West is pleased to host this insightful workshop!

Participants will discover how food banks, deacon funds, short-term service trips, and other benevolent activities can be more meaningful and have a greater impact.

While this workshop is primarily for deacons, we encourage other ministry leaders involved in the above activities to come!

Visit our Eventbrite page for more details and to register!

Questions? Contact...

  • John Klein-Geltink, Diaconal Coach for Classis Ontario SW: john.kleingeltink@gmail.com; 519-485-3271
  • Jeff Robinson: jnrobinfam@gmail.com; 519-773-7235
Workshop Pic (Events page)_Deacon 101

Classis Toronto

Wednesday, November 16, 2022 @ 07:30 PM EST via Zoom

Join Mark Vanderwees, Eastern Canada Regional Ministry Developer, and Diaconal Coach Carol Sybenga for an in-depth look at the call to be a deacon. We will engage with the four deacon ministry areas: community, stewardship, justice, and benevolence and equip your deacon team for leadership!

REGISTER BY Nov. 14th.

**Invite your entire deacon team to participate!**

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting by zoom. If you have any questions or if we can be of help in any other way, feel free to contact us.

We hope you will encourage many on your deacon team to participate. If you have any questions or if we can be of help in any other way, feel free to contact us.

Questions? Contact...

Mark Vanderwees, mvanderwees@crcna.org (Regional Ministry Developer for Eastern Canada)

Workshop Pic (Events page)_Deacon 101

Classis Quinte

November 21, 7:30pm EST via Zoom

Join Mark Vanderwees, Eastern Canada Regional Ministry Developer, and Diaconal Coach Bill Groot-Nibbelink for an in-depth look at the call to be a deacon. We will engage with the four deacon ministry areas: community, stewardship, justice, and benevolence and equip your deacon team for leadership!

REGISTER BY Nov. 17th.

**Invite your entire deacon team to participate!**

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting by zoom. If you have any questions or if we can be of help in any other way, feel free to contact us.

We hope you will encourage many on your deacon team to participate. If you have any questions or if we can be of help in any other way, feel free to contact us.

Questions? Contact...

Mark Vanderwees, mvanderwees@crcna.org (Regional Ministry Developer for Eastern Canada)

Workshop Pic (Events page)_Demystifying Justice

*POSTPONED*

Classis BC South East & BC North West

Thursday, June 9, 7-9pm PDT via Zoom

The biblical call to do justice is something that we as Christians strive to live out. However, in a world with so much injustice, where is a person (or a church) to start?! We can get easily overwhelmed when trying to address too much at once, when programs are vague and unsustainable, or when issues are so complex that it seems like our efforts are merely ‘a drop in the bucket’.

Join Rachel Vroege from Diaconal Ministries Canada and Cindy Stover from the CRCNA's Justice & Reconciliation team for this interactive workshop that will help you to demystify justice!

We will unpack how the bible talks about peace, justice and mercy, identify how exploitive structures cause injustice, and explore how advocacy reconciliation can bring change and healing when injustice has been done. We will conclude with open discussions on the assets that are already in your local communities that you can build on to develop your own action plans, embodying the call to be peacemakers and doers of justice.

REGISTER BY Tuesday, June 7. **Invite your entire deacon team to participate!**

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting by zoom. If you have any questions or if we can be of help in any other way, feel free to contact us.

We hope you will encourage many on your deacon team to participate. If you have any questions or if we can be of help in any other way, feel free to contact us.

Questions? Contact...

Rachel Vroege, rvroege@crcna.org (Regional Ministry Developer for Diaconal Ministries for Western Canada)

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