Sowing Seeds of Community in a Pandemic

By Erin Knight | January 21, 2021 | Comments Off on Sowing Seeds of Community in a Pandemic

The city and region of East Preston, Nova Scotia is now considered a “food desert”. With the help of a Covid-19 grant from Diaconal Ministries and World Renew Canada, John Calvin CRC in Truro is working with the community of East Preston and sharing their community garden expertise.

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Overcoming Roadblocks in Ministry – Devotion #1

By Erin Knight | January 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Overcoming Roadblocks in Ministry – Devotion #1

STEPHEN – FULL OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
Acts 6 describes the establishment of the role of deacon within the community of believers. A dispute over meeting the needs of the Greek and Hebrew widows led to the leadership making the decision to find people who could meet the needs within the community.

The leaders looked for people who were described as being full of the Holy Spirit. They found Stephen who is described as being “a man full of faith and of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 6:5)…
The fact that the apostles specifically looked for people who were full of the Holy Spirit suggests that some of the congregation were not! So were some only half full? Were others empty? Just exactly what did the apostles mean when they looked for people full of the Holy Spirit?

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Our Top 10(+) Blog Posts of 2020

By Erin Knight | January 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Our Top 10(+) Blog Posts of 2020

Because last year was such a unique year AND because here at Diaconal Ministries we like to do things just a little bit differently, we are presenting our Top 11 Blog Posts of 2020.

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Overcoming Roadblocks in Ministry

By Erin Knight | December 9, 2020 | Comments Off on Overcoming Roadblocks in Ministry

Over the course of the next 10 months or so, we want to make deacons aware of the realities of spiritual roadblocks that can show up in ministry AND help them deal with these kinds of challenges. To do this, we are producing a brand new set of devotions, which will be rolled out once/month on our e-Quip Diaconal Blog in 2021. The focus of the devotions will be how the Holy Spirit equips and empowers deacons (and all believers) to do the work of ministry and advance the Kingdom of God. We will be building up a ‘spiritual’ toolbox of resources for deacons…

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Edmonton Church Combines Care and Connection during Covid

By Erin Knight | November 26, 2020 | Comments Off on Edmonton Church Combines Care and Connection during Covid

So far 20 churches across Canada have received funds from a joint Covid-19 Grant Fund, sponsored by Diaconal Ministries Canada and World Renew Canada. Approximately $60,000 has been put into the hands of deacons and churches longing to reach out to their local communities during this pandemic. Churches are finding creative and sustainable ways to…

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Join our Online AGM!

By Erin Knight | November 19, 2020 | Comments Off on Join our Online AGM!

This year’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Diaconal Ministries Canada will be held TONIGHT – Thursday, November 19, 2020, at 8:00pm EST. This meeting is open to ALL who are interested in the work of Diaconal Ministries Canada. It’s Not Too Late to Register! Every CRC in Canada is asked to send one representative to…

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The Gift that Keeps on Giving

By Erin Knight | November 17, 2020 | Comments Off on The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Two articles have recently popped up on The Network and their timing is perfect. Like it or not, we are heading into the Christmas season, also known as the Christmas “shopping” season. While the global pandemic forges on, it appears that this is one ‘essential’ many of us won’t be giving up on or changing a whole lot.

As Christians, we are already anticipating the 4 weeks of Advent that will begin on December 1st, where we wait expectantly to receive the greatest gift of all – our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ!

BUT! We are quick to remember that Christmas is also about giving and sharing! A time when we remember how blessed we are and how we can share the joy of Christmas with those near and far through the simple act of gift-giving.
So, how will we spend our money this year?

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New Faces at Diaconal Ministries

By Erin Knight | November 12, 2020 | Comments Off on New Faces at Diaconal Ministries

Diaconal Ministries Canada is pleased to announce the hiring of two new team members. Here’s a quick bio on each of these lovely ladies.

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One Door Closes, Another Opens with help of Covid Grant

By Dan Galenkamp | October 22, 2020 | Comments Off on One Door Closes, Another Opens with help of Covid Grant

The Bridge, a church plant in Fergus, Ontario, had to close a regular community meal program when the pandemic hit.

With a COVID-19 grant from Diaconal Ministries and World Renew Canada, it was resurrected again in a new way!

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Let’s Learn About Stewardship!

By Erin Knight | October 15, 2020 | Comments Off on Let’s Learn About Stewardship!

Are you interested in learning more about what stewardship really means – beyond just money in the offering plate?
Our next online book study will start Monday, October 19th and run for 5 weeks. Together we’ll look at the book “What Do I Owe? Managing the Gifts God Gives You”. Through this study we’ll learn how Christ-followers can use our time, talents, and even trees to live a grateful and generous life in service to Him.

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