Holland Deacon’s Conference

Overarching Goals

Engaging Community: HDC will encourage each diaconate and church to join in God’s transforming work in their communities.

Equipping Deacons: HDC will serve as a link to available teaching, training, encouragement and partnerships for deacons and diaconal ministries from congregations and communities within Classis Holland.

Doing Justice: HDC will equip and encourage deacons and congregations to act on justice issues affecting vulnerable, poor and suffering people in their communities.

Our Core Values

Partnership – We are committed to encouraging diaconates, local congregations and community partners to work together combining resources and efforts to more effectively address and support shared diaconal concerns and projects (Acts 4: 32-35).

Justice – God calls us to restore and reconcile broken relationships (2 Corinthians 5:16-19) through the pursuit of justice (Micah 6:8).

Compassion – We are motivated by and committed to demonstrating Christ’s compassion for the vulnerable, poor and suffering in our communities and world (1 John 3:16-19).

Brothers and Sisters Homes

Brothers and Sisters Homes provides caring, supportive, community-orientated, and spiritually nourishing homes for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Affiliate Ministries

Lakeshore Little People’s Place

Lakeshore Little People’s Place provides quality, licensed, Christian childcare for infants through fifth grade operating at four locations in the Holland and Hamilton area.

Buen Pastor

Buen Pastor (Good Shepherd) Ministries provides comprehensive early childhood programs to migrant families.