Last fall, World Renew Canada and Diaconal Ministries Canada teamed up to offer COVID grants to churches longing to connect with their local neighourhoods. Here's a story from Kelowna, BC!
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Many assume that supervising the minister is elders' work. Not so fast! What about the other people on the team—the deacons?
Let’s make it our goal to move beyond “thoughts and prayers” to holistic responses that respect the dignity of all people.
In this post, we'll talk about the feasibility of attending classis and synod. We'll discus not just the where, but also the when and the how much.
While classis and synod may seem too formal to some, perhaps there is value in the way they are designed and conducted. Perhaps instead of being too formal, they are actually focused.
Welcoming deacons at Classis and Synod requires paying attention: both to the receiving and to the showing up.
When it comes to deacons at classis and synod, what is your immediate reaction? In our many discussions with deacons (and other ministry leaders), we came to realize this is a pretty hot topic!
It is our Christian responsibility to care for God’s creation, which not only includes personally in our homes, but also corporately, in our churches. So whose job is it to lead the charge in our churches? It's YOURS, Deacons!
In this short interview, Dr. Steve Timmermans, Executive Director of the CRCNA, reflects on the refocused expectations of deacons laid out by Synod 2015.
The Operation Manna Program of Diaconal Ministries Canada has been helping churches establish vital community ministries across the country for over 35 years. Read our official Press Release regarding big changes coming to the program!
The Extreme Weather Shelter operated by Gateway Church in Abbotsford, B.C., has offered over 160 individuals a dry place to rest this winter. So, is it making a difference? This is part 3 of this series!
When Gateway CRC decided to host an Extreme Weather Shelter in their building, staff and volunteers knew there would be a lot to learn. Here are some learnings they wanted to share!
We hope this story inspires churches to trust God and follow Him into their communities, despite the risks and the unknowns.