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WHY YOU NEED TO JOIN US IN BEING FOR OUR CITIES

In the cities of Barrie and Orillia, we’re surrounded by people who often feel like life is harder than it should be...that life is against them.

  • Never have people in our cities been so connected yet so alone.
  • Never have people in our cities been so rich yet so poor.
  • Never have they had so much access to information but felt more personally lost
  • Never have families looked more together and been in more pain.

200,000 people in our cities don’t know the hope of Jesus Christ. They struggle to battle as if life is against them.


Every day your friends and neighbours feel like life is against them, and in some cases God is against them.

We need to jump into action and do something about this!

We believe that…

People won’t know Jesus is FOR them if they don’t know that we are FOR them.

What if our church was known as being FOR people? What if we were known as being FOR our cities?

How can I join Connexus in making a difference?

From the very start, Connexus has been designed to be a community of people who share the hope of Jesus with others as we “gather and go”.

We need you to demonstrate passion and urgency around sharing the hope of Jesus with people as we gather on Sundays and as we go into our communities each week. We need to be FOR our cities!

WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE FOR ME?

Over the next 16 months we want you to join us in committing to being FOR our cities in the following ways...

 

1. Be FOR 4 families in your city.

 

We want you to commit to being FOR 4 families. 

We want you to make your kitchen table an extension of Connexus as you spiritually stand in the gap for these families in prayer and support, all with a passion that they would see that Jesus is FOR them. This isn’t about making people into projects, but changing the posture of your heart.

Commit to being FOR four people or families at the top of this page so that we can pray with you and send you monthly tools to help you be intentional and available in caring for those who don’t know God is FOR them.

Action: Sign Up and receive our regular FOR people email tools.

Sign up today!

2. Make better spaces FOR the people in our cities

We want you to help us make more and better space FOR our city every Sunday.

From the very start, Connexus has been designed to be a community of people who share the hope of Jesus with others as we “gather and go”.

We need you to demonstrate passion and urgency around sharing the hope of Jesus with people as we gather on Sundays and as we go into our communities each week. We need to be FOR our cities!

Action:  We want you to give financially to helping us create better and better environments for our friends and neighbours who don't attend church.

3. We want to be FOR our city partners.

We need you to help deepen our commitment to our city partners.

We dream about being FOR as many people in our city as possible. Our partners in the city make an incredible difference every day, and have expertise in working with families when it comes to those who are most vulnerable. We need everyone to help us get behind them as we present future volunteer and financial opportunities.

Action: We will be asking you to help us get behind our partners, the Barrie Food Bank and The Lighthouse, with your time and finances as we help them be FOR people in our cities.

LET'S IMAGINE

Ultimately this is about people, and our passion and commitment to introduce them to the hope of Jesus no matter what it takes – by creating churches that unchurched people love to attend, and leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus.

Imagine if our church became known as being FOR the cities of Barrie and Orillia as we gather and as we go?

What if everyone in our city knew that the people Connexus are FOR them every day of the week - wherever and whenever?

What if people knew that when they need someone in their corner, that they can walk through our doors on Sunday and there are people who are FOR them?

What if Connexus as an organization was known as being FOR our city as we partner with those working to help the vulnerable in our city who need?

People in our cities will know that Jesus is FOR them when they know that we are FOR them.

 

WE ARE FOR THE CITY