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What You Never Know You Miss By Skipping Sunday Morning

I thought missing a Sunday morning service wasn’t a big deal. I have worked at Connexus Church for 8 years and would only miss a Sunday because I was away on vacation.  Quite honestly, I didn’t think missing a Sunday was a big deal. It’s not a sin. It’s not earth-shattering. No one notices (or…

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The invitation that changed a life.

Easter is one of those special weekends that comes around each year. It’s a time to remember the sacrifice God made on Good Friday, and to rejoice in celebration at the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday! The journey from complete despair to everlasting hope, over a 3 day journey. It’s truly incredible! For Shane, Easter is…

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How to Egg Your Neighbours House

Spring has Sprung! There is so much excitement in the turning of the seasons from Winter to Spring. As chicks are hatching, trees are beginning to bud, and the snow is finally melting away, new life is springing up all around us. As someone who’s favourite season is Summer, the changing of the seasons from Winter…

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Choose Less Stress

We know that stress can feel like it’s almost inevitable when you have kids, especially if they’re still living at home and rely on you for their daily routines. As we prepare for the interview Carey will be doing with Dr. Rob Meeder, a local paediatrician with a primary focus on children and teenagers with mental health,…

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How You Can Experience God By Praying For Someone Else

At its most basic level, prayer is when the posture of your heart communicates your desire to connect with God. In many cases, you are bringing to God something or someone that’s important to you. When you pray for someone intentionally and specifically, two meaningful things can begin to happen: You start to look for…

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5 Ways to Help Your Family Adjust to the Time Change

Daylight Savings is this weekend. If you’re like us you often find yourself struggling to get a decent amount of sleep. Stress, worry, our kids, and work are just a few of the things that keep so many of us up at night (some of which Carey Nieuwhof will be talking about in the new series, Stress[Less]). And losing…

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I hated telling myself the truth about this

By Jeff Brodie, Lead Pastor at Connexus Church I had the privilege of playing soccer at a fairly high level into university. To endure the daily hours of training required to play at that level, and stay on top of my studies, I had to love competition. The desire to win is what pushed me.…

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Creating a Family Day You’ll Always Remember

By Shane MacMillan, Associate Director of Children’s Ministry at Connexus Church We all have a family. While some of us have amazing memories from growing up, others couldn’t wait to move out and start to try things on their own. The truth is, when it comes to raising our own kids, we all want to…

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5 Canadian Church Myths Worth Busting (And An Invite to Join Us in June)

Canadian Church Leaders Conference

We’ve seen God do some incredible things at Connexus over the last 9 years. We’re so thankful for that! And now, for the first time we’re opening our doors to the wider church in Canada as Connexus hosts the first ever Canadian Church Leader’s Conference on June 8-10th 2017 in Barrie. Connexus people…we’re going to give…

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3 Ways to Make Group Work as a Young Family

By Jeremy MacDonald, Orillia Campus Pastor You’ve heard us talk about it before. Circles are better than rows. You can’t grow spiritually until you connect relationally. You probably even believe it. But the challenge is that life is a little more complicated. Maybe you have a baby that goes to bed early. Maybe you have…

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