Training Events & Seminars

Canoeing the Mountains: Exploring Adaptive Leadership

Sep 22nd, 2018 7:30am - 4:30pm   |   Posted by Erin Knight   |   Deacons Training

For Churches in or near Classis Toronto!

Deacons are LEADERS! You have been called by God to animate your congregations in order to transform communities for Christ. And sometimes, you need a little bit of help!

Immanuel CRC in Brampton, ON, is pleased to host Tod Bolsinger, author of Canoeing the Mountains*, for this all day workshop. Together with others you’ll grow in your understanding of how to navigate continuous change and be adaptive leaders in your own context.

This workshop will allow you to process Tod’s material in greater depth and with a reformed focus. You will be able to grapple with the ideas he presents along side others from your congregation and sister churches. There will be time for participants to process the material and create next steps, using what they have learned to bless their local context.

Refreshments and lunch included in ticket price.

For more information, visit the Facebook event page or find tickets on Eventbrite! You can also watch this video if you still aren’t sure what this book is about and why you NEED to read it. While it was primarily written to pastors, church leaders alike can also glean Tod’s wisdom and insight to help them lead their congregations in this new post-Christendom era.


*Several ministries of the CRCNA, including Diaconal Ministries Canada, recently read/studied this book about the changing landscape in which we do ministry and were blessed by it! While it’s helpful to first read Tod’s book before attending, it isn’t mandatory. Ask us about it if you aren’t sure this conference, or book, is for you!


ReImagine Conference

Oct 19th, 2018 9:00am - Oct 20th, 2018 3:30pm   |   Posted by Erin Knight   |   Deacons Training,Non-CRC Events

Diaconal Ministries Canada is pleased to promote the ReImagine Conference, presented by Parish Collective happening October 19-20, 2018, in Hamilton, Ontario!

What is ReImagine?

Church In-With-For The Neighbourhood

Our imagination for what it means to be the Church in Canada is changing…dramatically! It’s time to gather together with groups from across the country who are practicing what it means to be a life giving presence in, with, and for the neighbourhood.

Start collaborating beyond the usual fix-the-church conversations. Join with hundreds of neighbourhood practitioners who are reimagining local economies, re-engaging the land and built environment, and recovering a deeper sense of equity and civic voice.

If you’re ready to join in growing the fabric of love and care in your everyday context, ReImagine is for you! Join Jen Pollock MichelRohadi NagassarWendy VanderWal GritterJonathan BrooksHeather BeamishBernadette ArthurGideon TsangThomas Cumberbatch and many more. There will be over 100 presenters curating space for storytelling, collaboration, and immersive experience.

Visit their Facebook page or website: for more information.