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 current Covid-19 global crisis, we have begun to lead online webinars and events that will address your current realities.

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

Ministry Networking Day (NewGround)

We're excited to be able to offer this popular time of learning and sharing on a virtual platform. We have an excellent guest speaker lined up, as well as time to connect with each other and share stories.

When? Thursday, June 24, 1:00-4:00pm (EDT)

Keynote Speaker: Alida van Dijk, PhD, RP

Theme: "Post-traumatic Growth and the Role of Spiritual First Aid in a Pandemic"

Former and current NewGround Partners are invited to celebrate the ministries that have been planted across the country.

Mark your calendars now, and click the link provided for more details and to register!

Hearts Exchanged

Hearts Exchanged is a learning and action journey designed to equip Reformed Christians to engage with Indigenous people as neighbours and fellow image bearers.

The CRC in Canada has a long history of building relationships with Indigenous communities. But in many ways, we have fallen short of the commitments made over 20 years ago. Because of this, Hearts Exchanged has had two aims: to repent and to rebuild.

Hearts Exchanged is currently looking for participants from every Canadian Classis to start in the fall of 2021. Anyone connected to the CRC in Canada who is wrestling with the challenges and opportunities of reconciliation and has a mind and heart open to transformation is welcome to participate in regional cohorts starting in fall 2021.

You can read more about this program HERE or click the button (below or beside) and express your interest in participating!

Stewardship Book Study

Dates: TBD

Are you interested in learning more about what stewardship really means - beyond just money in the offering plate?

This 5-week small group using the book "What Do I Owe?"

"I was part of the 5-week Stewardship Study, based on the book 'What Do I Owe'. I learned that stewardship is a lifestyle. I now have lots of ideas to take back to my congregation; in particular, starting a stewardship committee is a great idea to help disseminate the information. The book was excellent and so was this 5-week study!" - Kathy, Stewardship Study participant

To find out when the next group is starting or to get more information, contact Karla, our Stewardship Pilot Project Coordinator, @ kwinham@crcna.org today!

Ongoing Events