Hamilton Church Plant Offers Unique Internship Opportunity

By Erin Knight | August 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Hamilton Church Plant Offers Unique Internship Opportunity

Are you looking to serve and learn alongside lifelong urban ministry leaders working out their faith in urban Hamilton?
New Hope, an emerging Christian Reformed Church in East Hamilton, Ontario, is hosting a unique internship for Classis Hamilton and surrounding churches which will launch this fall.

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Retiring Diaconal Coach Shares her Top 10 Moments

By admin | July 8, 2022 | Comments Off on Retiring Diaconal Coach Shares her Top 10 Moments

Lucinda Klapwyk served the Edmonton area churches of Classis AB North as a Diaconal Coach for twelve (12) years. Lucinda “retired” from her position as a Coach this June 2022. At a recent farewell dinner for Lucinda, she shared with us her many memories and reflections. Here are her Top 10 moments as a Diaconal Coach…

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Flood Relief Efforts Continue in BC Thanks to new Coalition

By Erin Knight | May 31, 2022 | Comments Off on Flood Relief Efforts Continue in BC Thanks to new Coalition

While most of the country has moved on, relief efforts continue in the southern part of British Columbia as many still work to rebuild homes and businesses and feed their families. One church that has led the way is Gateway CRC in Abbotsford, setting up a Flood Response Strategy to help address the intermediate and long-term spiritual and material needs of local residents.

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The Gospel Lived Out Through Fire & Flood

By admin | May 20, 2022 | Comments Off on The Gospel Lived Out Through Fire & Flood

Through the ongoing challenges of natural disasters in their community, Evergreen CRC near Edmonton, AB, has been able to develop new relationships with people in their city as well as with other non-profits and organizations, all because they were able to use the gifts they were entrusted with to show people the love of God.

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Survey Says…!

By Erin Knight | March 31, 2022 | Comments Off on Survey Says…!

This past January, Diaconal Ministries Canada, along with World Renew Canada, launched our own National Survey that was sent to all Canadian deacons. By sharing their experiences and feedback through this survey, Diaconal Ministries would be able to measure its effectiveness and better support the work of Deacons. Here are some of the preliminary results!

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New Year… New Approaches(?), Part II

By admin | March 14, 2022 |

A food bank that doesn’t give out any cans??

What if food banks are making people dependent on short-term solutions, focusing only on symptoms while dismissing long-term answers and/or underlying problems?

Watch this interview with John Klein Geltink about a different way to help!

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Brampton Church Discovers New Ways to Steward Creation

By admin | March 1, 2022 | Comments Off on Brampton Church Discovers New Ways to Steward Creation

Crosspoint Church found creative ways to equip and encourage their congregation to live stewardly by embarking on a variety of creation care activities!

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Reflections from a Diaconal Coach

By Erin Knight | February 16, 2022 | Comments Off on Reflections from a Diaconal Coach

JoLyn Bolderheij worked as a Diaconal Coach in Classis Alberta South/Saskatchewan in the greater Calgary area. Last year she ‘retired’ from this position. Here is what she shared about her time as a Diaconal Coach with Diaconal Ministries Canada.

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Addressing the “Other Pandemic”

By admin | February 11, 2022 |

Faith leaders are in a unique position in that they may be approached for support before anyone else. How can deacons live out their mandate to “be compassionate to those in need and treat them with dignity and respect” in regards to the opioid crisis?

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Kitchener Church Serves Up Hope Through Community Meals

By admin | February 7, 2022 | Comments Off on Kitchener Church Serves Up Hope Through Community Meals

Community CRC in Kitchener has had the pleasure of being involved with serving meals at their city’s Ray of Hope Centre.

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