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Visioning Statement of the Anglican Association of Deacons
The Board of the Association of Anglican Deacons in Canada (AADC) met on November 14, 2009 in Winnipeg, Manitoba for a visioning forum. The board went through a process answering four questions using a quasi World Café model.
The four questions were:
Question # 1
What on earth is God doing for heaven’s sake through the Diaconate in Canada?
What is our deeper purpose?
What is it about this work that is worthy of our best efforts?
Question # 2
What does it mean to be a Deacon in Canada?
What is important for Deacons in Canada?
What is in this Association for me as a Canadian Deacon?
Question # 3
What could/should our relationship be with our American cousins?
How can we make a difference for both Canadian and American Deacons?
What could happen that would enable you/us to feel fully engaged and energized in this work?
Question # 4
What do you/we believe the Church will look like in 25 years?
What will the Deacon in Canada look like in 25 years?
What foundations do we need to build for that future?
Our conclusions and some notes about our ongoing work are listed at this link Vision. The Board of AADC continues to work on the goals we set at our visioning day. One of those goals is to follow-up on the challenges Richard Leggett set for us the 2008 Vancouver Conference. Richard's Keynote speech can be seen by clicking on the following link, Richard Leggett's Keynote speech to the 2008 Vancouver Conference. Another one of those goals was to begin planning for another national conference in 2011. The Conference was held August 11 - 14, 2011 in London, Ontario at Huron College.
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