Diakonia of The United Church of Canada Statement of Vision
God calls us to diaconal ministry.
The gospel of Jesus invites all to this ministry:
to offer compassion and accompaniment,
to work for liberation and justice,
to act as advocates of creative transformation.
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So tell me again, What is a diaconal minister? How do you even say the word “diaconia”? or is it “diakonia”?
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The gospel of Jesus invites all to this [diaconal] ministry:
to offer compassion and accompaniment.
Diaconal ministry in the United Church is a source of hope, positive change and transformative creativity.
The Story of Diaconal Ministry in Brief
Diaconal Ministry in the United Church Bibliography
They nurtured our spirits and gave us their courage.
The educational preparation for United Church Diaconal Ministers is rigorous and thorough. Learn about current programs leading to Commissioning as a Diaconal Minister.
DUCC is an association of United Church of Canada Diaconal Ministers and others who identify themselves as being in diaconal ministry.
The primary purpose of DUCC is to create and maintain community and connection among its members. Click the button below for more on our Organization.
Next gathering at Tatamagouche Centre, Oct. 3-7, 2022
Creation . Reflection. Restoration .
Sound scholarship about diaconal ministry from the United Church’s diaconal community is a rich resource for diakonia. Check also our marketplace for resources for reflection, education or worship and on topics of interest in the diaconal community.
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Tuesday, September 24 – Friday, September 27, 2024Drumheller, AB 40th Anniversary! Save the date now! The Alberta DUCCs are preparing to welcome us for our 40th anniversary gathering in Drumheller; Alberta. Just a 90 minute drive from Calgary, Drumheller is home of...
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Monday, October 3 – Thursday, October 6, 2022 "And I will pour out my spirit": Resilience and HopeDUCC will meet in person and face to face at the Tatamagouche Centre in Nova Scotia, October 3-6, 2022. The Atlantic region DUCCs will host the gathering. With a year to...