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.

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 global crisis, most gatherings are still online.

Diaconal Ministries Canada is working hard with our partners to assist and equip deacons and churches in these unprecedented times. PLEASE VISIT OUR COVID-19 RESOURCE PAGE for access to our past webinars, as well as practical tools, tips, and ideas.

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

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Upcoming Events

Deacons Ministry 101 Training

Attention Fraser Valley (BC) Deacons!

Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Time: 7:00 - 9:00 pm (PST)

Rachel Vroege, Western Canada Regional Ministry Developer, will be part of this 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.

(While this is being held in BC in Pacific Time, deacons from across the country are invited to attend!)

Hosted by: 1Life, an equipping and learning collective for Classis BC South East and BC North West

Benevolence 101 Training

Attention: Classis Alberta South/Sask. Deacons! (and anyone else who wishes to attend)

Date: Tuesday, November 9, 2021

Time: 7:30pm MST (6:30pm PST)


Diaconal Ministries Canada would like to invite you to attend a Benevolence 101 hosted by Western Canada Regional Ministry Developer, Rachel Vroege.

Attendees will have a chance to share how they are navigating through the pandemic as deacons and talk about their benevolence concerns. Participants will walk away with great information and valuable resources and support!

Please confirm your attendance by clicking the button provided to register in advance for the meeting.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Day of Encouragement - NADC

The annual Day of Encouragement of NADC is set for Friday, November 12 and Saturday, November 13, 2021.

Deacons from across Canada are invited to attend this online gathering!

This year's theme is peacemaking and will include an evening zoom conversation with theologian, activist and author Shane Claiborne. That time of reflection and discussion will be followed up the very next day by half-day workshops.

Stay tuned as details come out in the next week or so! You can also visit their website: http://www.classisalbertanorth.ca/nadc.

Ongoing Events