Education: Easter Reflections on Christian Leadership

Images of Diakonia:
Easter Reflections on Christian Leadership

Retreat and Open House
Friday, April 13

Centre for Christian Studies
60 Maryland Street, Winnipeg

service, ministry and leadership all rolled into one.

After a busy Holy Week and Easter, come and join us for community, learning, and quiet reflection about diakonia – that mysterious word that means “service”, “ministry”, and “leadership” all rolled into one.

If you can’t come for the whole day, come for the Open House from 3 to 5 pm.


  • To nurture participants in their ministry of diakonia
  • To uphold the tradition of deaconesses, diaconal ministers, and deacons
  • To celebrate this gift of ministry as it is rooted in the Easter narrative
  • To teach and renew what has been taught about the diaconate in the church
  • To reflect on participants’ experience of ministry and its diaconal dimensions


  • Leaders and theological educators from the Anglican, United, Lutheran and other traditions
  • The DUCC (Diakonia of the United Church of Canada) community in and around Winnipeg
  • Deacons, directors and members of the Diaconal Working Group, Diocese of Rupert’s Land
  • Friends and Companions of CCS in Winnipeg area


10:00 am | Gathering, Worship, Community Building

11:00 am | Learning Centres
organized around diaconal themes with time for reflection and journaling

12:00 noon | Light Lunch contributions invited

12:45 pm | Choice of Workshops on different themes, for example,
Ecumenical expressions of diakonia
Diaconal heroes and heroines – past and present

2:30 pm | Closing Worship leading into Open House

3:00 pm | Open House doors open for visitors

5:00 pm | End


Please send your replies to indicating:

  • Your name, e-mail, phone number
  • If you plan on attending the Retreat
  • If you plan on attending the Open House ­
  • Any special needs in regards to diet or accessibility

The only contribution we are asking for is toward the cost of a catered lunch.