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

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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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4 Suggestions After the US Presidential Election

By Carey Nieuwhof, Founding & Teaching Pastor at Connexus Church Regardless of how you voted or who you were cheering for in the recent US election, you probably keep thinking, “What now?” There’s no doubt something fundamental is changing before our eyes. (I wrote about some of that in a post called 5 Predictions About the…

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Something Brand New To Help Your Friends Who Don’t Live Here

You know what question you ask us all the time here at Connexus? It’s this one: so I have a friend in (fill in the blank city), and they love Connexus but they don’t live here. Is there a great church in their city? Sometimes we get to share good news and point your friends…

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Ever Wonder About This? 

Ever wonder what it actually means to be a Christian? I know that sounds like a simple question…but it’s more complicated than it first appears. Like, for example, how do you know you’re a Christian? Let me ask you, have you ever doubted whether you’re actually a Christian? Whether you’re committed enough? Or whether your…

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Being FOR your neighbours has never been easier than this weekend.

Sometimes getting to know our neighbours or inviting our friends to Connexus can seem daunting. We’re here to help! This week marks 2 easy ways that you could leverage Halloween to start relationships with people around you who need to know that God is FOR them.   Sit at the end of your driveway on…

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