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A Justice That Transforms

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

Caring for Those Experiencing Depression

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

Caring for the Caregiver

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