WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
This 2-day event is for pastors, leaders and those who take seriously the call of Jesus to follow Him. It is for all who seek to become neighbours and to see neighbourhood transformation.
WHAT’S IT ALL ABOUT?
This event hopes to equip people with an imagination to become neighbours, and to challenge churches to look at how we measure what it means to be faithful. This event is for individuals, and even more so for churches who have understood the importance of bearing witness to God through community.
Karen Wilk, a pastor of the CRC is one of the presenters as well as David Fitch, author of Faithful Presence.
*This workshop will be in 4 cities across Canada – Vancouver, Edmonton, London & Toronto, the week of October 23, 2018*
The “Deacon Prayer & Share Time” takes place over the supper break on Friday of the Classis Meeting. This is an opportunity for all the deacons attending the Alberta South and Saskatchewan Fall Classis Meeting to engage in a time of conversation with other deacons. We’ll look at a few of Diaconal Ministries Canada’s Resources and have a time of prayer.
Here are 3 questions to think about before our time together:
- Why am I a deacon and what do deacons do?
- How can I best share my abilities as a deacon (what are my gifts)?
- What are some of our church ministry strengths?
Email Jean if you have any questions!
Many churches are asking how to encourage a culture of generosity within their church. Join us on October 27th, 8:30AM to 12:30PM to discover proven and practical ways to re-ignite the flame of excitement for the future of your church.
Join us to discover proven and practical ways to encourage a culture of generosity within your congregation.
• Why and how do people give of their time and treasure?
• How has consumerism affected giving?
• How to recruit passionate leadership for your church.
• Things you should STOP doing.
It is highly recommended that the church send a group of members, especially those in a leadership position, and those who have a passion for stewardship. During the workshop, the participants will work with the group from their own church to develop an outline of a multi-year plan to create a culture of generosity within your congregation.
No charge for all participants, lunch included!
RSVP by October 22, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info on the day’s schedule and/or to promote event at your church, check out this flyer!
For more information about the work of Christian Stewardship Services, see the CSS website.
DON’T MISS THIS INFORMATIVE SUMMIT!
The Kings University – 9125 – 50th Street, Edmonton, AB
ALL* DEACONS INVITED TO A…
NEW DEACONS WORKSHOP
ON TUESDAY, OCT. 30 7:30-9:30pm
AT RIMBEY CHRISTIAN REFORMED CHURCH
DELICIOUS SNACKS PROVIDED
RECEIVE EXCELLENT MATERIAL FROM DIACONAL MINISTRIES CANADA
*While this is called a “New” Deacons Workshop, seasoned deacons often benefit from this event and your experiences can be a real asset to new deacons as well. It can also be helpful for those wanting more information or insight into being a deacon.
For more information, contact your host and Diaconal Ministry Developer, Harvey Buit.
Everyone is welcome to attend!
Saturday, November 03, 2018 8:30 AM – 3:30 PM (Mountain Time)
The Day of Encouragement (DOE) provides an opportunity for encouragement, inspiration, education and skill development for ministry leaders and people of the CRC. It exists to bring together people from Classis Alberta North to network and join God in transforming our communities.
The King’s University, 9125 50 Street Northwest, Edmonton, Alberta T6B 2H3, (780) 465-3500
Join Diaconal Ministries Canada and World Renew for a “Helping Without Harming” workshop and Day of Encouragement to learn how to help alleviate poverty and injustice through effective engagement in your global and local communities. Collaborate with others and discover how food banks, deacon funds, short-term service trips and other benevolent activities can be more impactful and meaningful.
When? Saturday, November 3; 9am to 3pm (lunch will be available)
Who? Everyone is invited to this workshop, especially deacons and those involved in community ministry in your congregation or community.
Sign-Up: Registration is free, seating is limited; please register today at www.worldrenew.net/hwhworkshop.
We look forward to seeing you there!
THIS IS FOR NEW and SEASONED DEACONS!
Save the date! Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at Bethany CRC in Fenwick.
Deacons should have received an email with some suggested topics. Come and learn with new and seasoned deacons about the role of deacons in our churches and the resources Diaconal Ministries Canada has to offer.
Please contact Tammy Heidbuurt, your Regional Ministry Developer, if you have questions or suggestions for the evening.