Our greatest hope for deacons (and all council members really) is that they will see these larger gatherings as much more than just ‘another meeting.’
This month on our e-Quip Diaconal Blog, we’ll be looking at Deacons at Classis & Synod, as well as Community Engagement. At first glance, you may wonder what these two things have in common. Well, both require TEAMWORK a.k.a. Collaboration!
The monthly eQuip newsletter keeps you informed about what is taking place in Diaconal Ministries Canada and what is happening in Diaconates throughout the CRC. Be sure and subscribe!
If churches aren’t creating and executing their ministries out of a place of genuine love and care, people will quickly become ‘problems to solve’ and our ministries will become solely needs-based.
What if, as deacons, we actually took the time to sit down and listen to the people we are trying to serve? This could potentially change the entire way churches engage with their communities!
Worship Resources for Trinity Sunday and Memorial Day (May 27, 2018).
The 2018 Operation Manna offering for Canadian CRCs will take place on May 6th, 2018. Our 2018 Campaign features two OM partners that are reaching out to refugees in their community. Are you participating?
The April issue of For Deacons provides resources to churches, especially deacons, on how to develop an effective policy for meeting benevolence requests, whether from church members or through community relationships.
Big news for deacons! The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) and the Reformed Church in America (RCA) have teamed up to produce an ongoing newsletter for deacons.
Foods Resource Bank provides a way of fundraising for food security programs, including those implemented by World Renew. Get involved on Foods Resource Bank (FRB) Sunday by using this 'Prayer for Farmers' bulletin insert and litany.
Your congregation’s participation in DRS Sunday is life-changing for someone recovering from a disaster. We invite your church to hold a DRS Sunday in 2018. Materials are available.
I'm looking for those I've worked with in Kalamazoo, MI, for Kalamazoo Diaconal. We've seem to have lost contact.
With a booming economy in the U.S. and Canada, finding reliable and kind people to help with in home care is a huge challenge. Has you church stepped in the gap?
This two-page resource from Faith Formation Ministries offers ten tips to help deacons care for others, as well as themselves, as they live out their calling and serve their congregation and community through their diaconal ministry.