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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The #1 Reason Your Front Door Is Closed

This blog post was written by a ministry friend of Connexus and we thought it was a great story of what it means to care about the people in your life who need to know that God is for them. We hope it inspires you to have a heart that genuinely loves people who feel…

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5 Hidden Time Stealers You Can Eliminate Today

How many times have you gotten to the end of a day only to wonder where all the time went? Or more accurately, wondered where your productivity went. Welcome to the club. Productivity is easier to measure with some jobs, where you’re dealing with tangibles (how many diapers have you changed today … how many…

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5 Reasons 92% of People Fail At Their New Year’s Resolutions (And Why You Won’t)

new year's resolutions

It would be great to crush your New Year’s resolutions for once, wouldn’t it? I mean you try, but why does it seem so difficult to actually make progress in life? I get that. I think we all have a few resolutions that make it on the list every year, only to be abandoned, forgotten…

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How To ReWrite You in 2017

So you’ve drafted some New Year’s resolutions for 2017. You desperately want to live a new story…but how do you rewrite you? Believe it or not, that’s something God is deeply interested in as well. As Paul reminds us, if anyone is in Christ, he or she is a new creation. You know what the…

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How an Invitation to Christmas Eve turned into so much more.

Around Connexus, you may have noticed that we LOVE our volunteers. A lot. We couldn’t do what we do without them. Esther is a volunteer who attends Connexus Church in Barrie, and is currently serving every week as an UpStreet Small Group Leader with the grade 4/5 girls. Her journey started on Christmas Eve nearly…

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Are Your Friends Actually Expecting to be Invited to Church at Christmas?

By Rose Meeder, Volunteer Host at Connexus Church in Orillia Christmas is such a cool time of year.  Of course, for me, as a Christian, it is a celebration of the birth of Jesus and recognizing with awe, once again, that it was God’s plan from the very beginning to come and “be with us”. I…

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This Sunday You Can Continue to Make a BIG Difference

By Jeff Brodie, Lead Pastor at Connexus Church If you’ve been around Connexus over the past few weeks, you’ve likely been a part of being actively FOR our city in some way. If you haven’t, let me give you a glimpse of the amazing wave of generosity that we’ve experienced so far! …You doubled our…

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How to help our cities in a practical way this weekend

We all value the opportunity to care for others with our actions, not just our words. We want to be that kind of church, and we want to help you to be that kind of person. That’s why every week in November, we are choosing to make a real impact as we move into the…

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