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

See a listing of upcoming events below.

New Deacon Orientation Workshop (Classis Huron)

Monday, November 18, 2019 - 7:30-9:30pm

The deacons of the Clinton Christian Reformed Church invite you to an evening of
learning and exploring what it means to be a deacon in the context of your local church’s

Together let us inspire each other to serve those neighbors God has placed before us in love.

This workshop is for:

  • new deacons, who want to become more familiar with the work of the deacons, and
  • those who have been a deacon for some time, and want to refresh their understanding of what it means to be a deacon.

Find out more by contacting Fred VanderSterre, your local Diaconal Coach, or by clicking the link below.

Eastern Canada Day of Encouragement (Brockville, ON)

SAVE THE DATE! April 4, 2020

An annual workshop to inspire deacons and ministry leaders in their personal faith walk AND in the work that they do for God's Kingdom.

Stay tuned as details become available!

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Days of Encouragement

Days of Encouragement (DOEs) are held annually in many regions across Canada.

Participants worship together, share ministry stories, and learn from each other.

These events are typically tailored to the ministry of deacons, but can also be helpful and insightful for elders, caregivers, pastors, as well as any other persons who would like to be encouraged and equipped for ministry. DOEs are a wonderful way for ministry leaders to encourage one another and network, reminding everyone that you are not alone!

Are you hosting a DOE in your area?

Let us know using the form above.

"Helping Without Harming" Workshops

“When relief is merely a bandaid that alleviates the symptoms of poverty but fails to address the root causes, then it is illegitimate. Such assistance merely helps people to manage their poverty rather than to escape from it.” (Establishing a Church-based Welfare-to-Work Mentoring Ministry, by Amy Sherman)

This workshop trains and equips churches and organizations to address poverty and injustice both locally and globally.

Contact us to learn about scheduled workshops OR to plan your own.

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

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

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Burlington, Ontario L7R 3Y8


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