Training Events & Seminars

Deacon Prayer & Share Time (AB South/Sask)

Oct 26th, 2018 12:00pm - Oct 27th, 2018 12:00pm   |   Posted by Erin Knight

Join your local DMD, Ms. Jean DeBeer, at the Fall Classis Meeting at Bethel CRC in Saskatoon on Friday, October 26, 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!

Stewardship Summit – Edmonton, AB

Oct 27th, 2018 7:30am - 12:30pm   |   Posted by Erin Knight   |   Venue: King's University   |   Deacons Training

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

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.


The Kings University – 9125 – 50th Street, Edmonton, AB

New Deacon’s Workshop (Central AB)

Oct 30th, 2018 7:30pm - 9:30pm   |   Posted by Erin Knight   |   Venue: Alberta   |   Deacons Training



ON TUESDAY, OCT. 30 7:30-9:30pm


*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!

Annual Edmonton DOE 2018

Nov 3rd, 2018 7:30am - 3:30pm   |   Posted by Erin Knight   |   Venue: Alberta,Edmonton,King's University   |   Day of Encouragement Events,Deacons Training

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, EdmontonAlberta T6B 2H3, (780) 465-3500

Find more event details here or register online today!
Contact Us:
Phone: 780-819-7488

Helping Without Harming Workshop (Northern ON)

Nov 3rd, 2018 9:00am - 3:00pm   |   Posted by Erin Knight   |   Venue: ON   |   Day of Encouragement Events,Deacons Training

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.

Where? Emo Christian Reformed Church (18 Meadow St, Emo, ON P0W 1E0)

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

Need more info? Please contact Jeannette Veldhuisen at the Emo CRC office ( or 807-482-2155) or Diaconal Ministries Canada ( or 1-800-730-3490).

We look forward to seeing you there!

Classis Niagara Deacon’s Gathering

Nov 7th, 2018 7:30pm - 8:30pm   |   Posted by Erin Knight   |   Venue: ON   |   Deacons Training


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.