Diaconal Ministries Canada provides and promotes 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 or click a button below to jump to that section.


Upcoming Events

Rewriting the Financial Story - Webinar

Would you like to get off the treadmill of providing short-term financial help that doesn't really change lives? 

In this workshop, Deacons will learn about a more sustainable solution to their church and broader community. With over 30 years in the financial industry, Anja Attema has worked with hundreds of families and individuals to create the best version of their Financial Story. Anja emphasizes that a financial story not only considers income, expenses, debts, and spending habits, it also considers how finances significantly affect relationships, mental health, and one’s outlook of the future.

In this webinar, Anja will walk us through several stories of how financial coaching impacted the lives that God put into her path. She will then share what to look for and what to avoid.

As a diaconal coach with Diaconal Ministries Canada, Anja is also willing to work one-on-one with deacons and churches.

Don't miss out on this valuable webinar!

Date: Friday, March 8, 2024

Time: 7:30-8:15 pm EST

Who's invited? Deacons, but also anyone who has a passion for helping!

Please register for this event at this link: Register for Webinar. After you register, you will be sent the Zoom link for the webinar.

If you have any questions, please email Mark, Regional Ministry Developer, at mvanderwees@crcna.org.

Don't forget to invite your whole deacon team!

Spark! 2024

Spark! 2024, formally know as the Maritime Day of Encouragement, is happening again this spring!

This event is for all pastors and ministry leaders in your church, especially deacons!

This is a wonderful opportunity to be able to connect as a Christian community from across the Maritimes, as well as a chance for us to hear some excellent speakers from a variety of CRCNA ministries and receive  valuable insights and practical training on topics that are relevant in our church communities today.

The weekend will start with a Friday evening program featuring a time of praise and worship, an inspiring keynote address, and wrapping up with a reception and a chance to socialize.

On Saturday, participants will be part of 2 sessions with a lunch in between based on the learning track they have chosen!

Don't miss out on this valuable conference! Save the date today:

Friday evening, April 26, to Saturday, April 27, 2024

John Calvin CRC (169 Glenwood Dr, Truro, NS)

Registration information will follow shortly. Visit the Spark! Facebook Group page for more information and updates.

If you have any questions, please email Mark, Regional Ministry Developer, at mvanderwees@crcna.org.

Our Regional Staff and Diaconal Coaches are holding workshops and events all over the country. Not every event is listed here. Reach out to your local Coach or to our staff to find out what is happening!

Special Events

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Workshops Offered




Check out the new online Stewardship Course!

Visit the CRCNA Learning Portal and run this self-guided course with your team of deacons and members of your church.

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