As deacons, or church leaders in general, it's easy to get wrapped up in the tasks of our offices. The necessary work (and some seemingly unnecessary work) can leave us feeling empty, spent, tired, with not much more to give. There are not too many people I know who are motivated by a full agenda - but many of us have to attend meeting after meeting - so that "stuff" gets done.
When this has become your reality, it's helpful to have a break from "the norm" - a norm that may be leaving you feeling uninspired and drained.
The Day of Encouragement - hosted by Diaconal Ministries of Canada - is just the type of event you may be looking for, to be refreshed, renewed, inspired and encouraged! There are two locations you can choose to attend - Hamilton, Ontario or Edmonton, Alberta.
This upcoming weekend (October 20th) is the Eastern Canada Day of Encouragement - held in Hamilton, Ontario. The theme this year is Anointed For Action. This will be a day of worship and learning as we join with one another to celebrate what God is doing, in us, in our churches and in our communities! Don't be fooled by the "Eastern Canada" title - EVERYONE is welcome. You can get more details and register to attend online by going here.
If the Hamilton location isn't convenient for you - perhaps the Edmonton location would fit. Held November 3rd, the theme for the Western Canada Day of Encouragement is Living Justice, Loving Mercy. Another great place of gathering for deacons and other church leaders, this will be a time to grow together. To get more information about this event, you can click here.
Perhaps a day of encouragement is exactly what you're looking for to infuse your ministry with freshness, as you continue in your faithful service!
Do you know of another Day of Encouragement event? Have you attended one and have some thoughts to share?