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What’s a Good Bible Reading Plan?

If you have ever thought about reading your Bible, you’ve probably discovered the YouVersion Bible App for your phone. It’s a fantastic resource. However, once people find it, two of the most common questions I get are: I want to read the Bible but where do I start? I found the reading plans on YouVersion,…

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You love our music? So do your guests!

Here’s something almost every guest we meet at Connexus says about their first visit – “I loved the music!” Music is key to our vision of creating churches that unchurched people love to attend. Scripture says that “God inhabits the praises of His people”. After launching 11 years ago, we have some key equipment and…

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Your investment in something simple means exponential life change!

You may not remember this, but one day people took photos on a camera using film (36 max at a time). Then came the digital camera and now with your smartphone you can take thousands of pictures at any moment and store them online. You’ve always been taking pictures, but as the platforms changed you…

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We’re growing and you can help us fuel our volunteers for more!

When you come on Sunday to Connexus you love it, but what is God doing across our entire church? Well, it’s been a big year at Connexus, and we have seen these three fun changes:   We’ve met three times the number of new guests in 2018. With three locations, it now takes 400 unbelievable…

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2 fun ways to be FOR your neighbours this week!

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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Authentic Friendships :: A GroupLink Story

Vanessa and her husband Kyle are core volunteers at Connexus. In addition to leading a group, Kyle serves on the production team and Vanessa serves on the Next Steps team. Together they host and lead a group of other young families who attend the Orillia Campus. I’ll never forget walking into GroupLink to meet our…

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FORtheCity Devotion Day 10 – You Can Change Someone’s Life With Eight Words

By Jeff Brodie, Lead Pastor at Connexus Church READ Colossians 1:1-14 REFLECT Have you ever thought of yourself as an agent of change in the world? Or that maybe your life could be a catalyst for even more lives to be changed? Have you ever thought that perhaps God changed your life, so that He could…

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FORtheCity Devotion Day 9 – The Power Of Hope And A Hug

By Jeff Brodie, Lead Pastor at Connexus Church READ Luke 15:11-32 REFLECT The Prodigal Son is one of the most powerful parables that Jesus tells, and I love looking at the story from multiple angles. Most of the time, you likely picture yourself as the Prodigal Son. You see yourself receiving the forgiveness and grace of…

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FORtheCity Devotion Day 8 – Is God’s love in you?

By Jeff Brodie, Lead Pastor at Connexus Church READ 1 John 3:16-18 REFLECT I’ve had the privilege of serving on the streets, in shelters, in kitchens, and in drop in centres in different cities in Canada. So often those experiences have impacted me because of the compassion people have for one another under difficult circumstances. •…

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FORtheCity Devotion Day 7 – The Roots Of An Authentic Friendship

By Jeff Brodie, Lead Pastor at Connexus Church READ John 15:13-15 REFLECT Trust is at the centre of every authentic friendship. It’s true. We’ve all experienced fake friendships, acquaintances, or Facebook friends, but real friendships are based on two-way trust. Trust is built on authenticity. Being who you really are. When you choose to be FOR the people…

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