Strength and Skills of the Diaconate

What are the strengths and the gifts that the diaconate bring to ministry?”

“What are some strengths and skills that the diaconate bring to ministry?”

That’s one of the questions current students asked the diaconal community that gathered in Winnipeg from October 11 – 14, 2012 to celebrate CCS’ 120th anniversary. Lively discussion ensued, and the combined wisdom of the group is captured in this word cloud.

The anniversary weekend intersected with CCS’s Social Ministry Learning Circle, and students appreciated the opportunity to spend time with the wider diaconal community, this “cloud of witnesses” whose passion for social ministry and “being church” in the world is both inspirational and contagious.