Join us for this exciting conference in Cobourg, ON on November 9 and 10, 2012. Dr. Michael Pare is the keynote speaker, and will be addressing boundaries, depression and stigma in mental health. There are many exciting breakout sessions as well. June Zwier from Shalem is actively involved in this ministry. For more information and to register, click here.
Mark Vander Vennen will be speaking to staff members, community members, and students on “How Safe is Too Safe? Parenting Our Kids to Prepare for Life“, at Hamilton District Christian High School, November 5 in the evening. For more information, visit Hamilton District Christian High School.
On October 14, 2012, Mark Vander Vennen preached at Rehoboth Fellowship Christian Reformed Church, 800 Burnhamthorpe Road, Toronto, ON M9C 2Z3. Mark’s message is entitled “The Gift of Joy”, focused on older brother in the Parable of the Prodigal Son. Read his message in full here click HERE.
Mark Vander Vennen will lead a workshop on “A Justice That Transforms” on October 20, 2012 at the Day of Encouragement. As churches, how do we deal with “wrongdoing”, whether it is done in the community (crime), in schools and workplaces (bullying), or in congregations? Is there a justice that transforms? How does Scripture talk about justice? Learn a framework and some practical tools for repairing harm and doing “justice for all.” For more information and to register for the Day of Encouragement, please visit: diaconalministries.com
On October 20, 2012, Susan Winter Fledderus will present this workshop at the Day of Encouragement. In this workshop, Susan will present about depression and how it affects individuals and their families. Exploring how to support those experiencing depression, paying attention to risks for suicide, developing safety plans, and holding hope for those who are feeling hopeless. For more information and to register for the Day of Encouragement, please visit: diaconalministries.com
Anne Martin will be presenting: “Introducing Restorative Practice in Christian Schools, Part 1 and Part 2“, at the CRTA Convention at John Calvin School in Smithville, ON on October 25, 2012. For more information on this workshop, please contact Anne Martin.
Michelle DeBoer will present Caring for the Caregiver at the Day of Encouragement on October 20, 2012. Knowing the roles, challenges, and supports of the caregiver helps to recognize signs of compassion fatigue and caregiver burnout. Through interactive dialogue, participants will examine various approaches to caregiving, understand limitations, and develop realistic expectations. Participants will gain practical guidance and tips for their role as caregiver. For more information on this workshop, please contact Diaconal Ministries Canada