On Tuesday (tomorrow), a few of our leaders will be gathering for the afternoon to work on a strategy document that will outline the course for Connexus for the remainder of this year.  It’s a document we’ll distribute publicly in a few weeks.

Naturally, we’d love your prayers, but we’d also love to hear your questions.  What are you curious about as we peer into the remainder 2008 together?  We’ll be working on the document for a few days, so feel free to email us or post a question on the blog.

No doubt, Connexus was started with a compelling vision, and it’s no secret that we have a pretty simple strategy (you can read about it here). Now that we’re moving out of launch mode, it will be exciting to see us run the full potential of it.  We hope the document will paint a clear picture of what might be in store, and as we hear your questions, it will help us draft not only a better document, but maybe even a clearer application of our strategy. 

So, we’d love to hear from you. It’s exciting to see what God has launched, and we’re really excited about seeing all of it gain traction and transform lives and communities.

So, over to you….

– Carey



  1. Joey says, February 12, 2008 at 6:25 am

    Here are my questions:

    "What strategies can we use to market Connexus in Barrie and Orillia to reach those who aren't being reached by current Connexus people?"


    "Is there any way we can run KidsStuff again or is that just impossible given our current physical set-up?"

    Sounds like a great session. We are in good hands. God bless.


  2. Bill Laxton says, February 12, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Ok, The H-Bomb series was a great start, and it inspires this question: How do we show the people we want to lead into relationship with Jesus Christ, that the church as a whole and, our church in particular, is going to earn their trust?

    Trust has many facets, so perhaps the sessions could pray and work to develop an accountability criterion that becomes implemented from the cable guys on the eteams on up the chain to the leadership, (I'm thinking of a number Paul's encouragements to the early church here).

    I know that the leadership at Connexus understands this. To that end, I'll be praying that as your sessions unfold, the Holy Spirit continues to show you the way to continue along this path toward Christ.

    Cheers in Christ,


  3. Allen Forget says, February 13, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Carey and Connexus Team
    I wonder? Will your strategy document contain growth strategies as well? By that I mean is there a physical plan based on interest, data, etc to identify areas where Connexus would consider planting a church? What would those criteria be? Is it based on current activity with people from other areas who are already attending Connexus in great numbers? Is it based on needs analysis in particular areas with some good social and psychographic data? Would locations be considered if teams are formed to manage and operate a Connexus location?
    When the disciples went out to plant churches and spread the good news of Jesus they had defined exactly where they would go to start.

  4. Patrick Voo says, February 13, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Hey Carey and team,

    Thanks for being intentionally reflective about the future course of ministry at Connexus. I feel that this is a critical time to evaluate how Connexus has come into being, and what adjustments (if any) need to be made to the trajectory of our shared mission.

    The issue that I would like to add to the mix is this: knowing what kind of external culture we want to develop (i.e. relevant, authentic, inviting, excellent, etc.), have we also got an equally as compelling a vision about the internal culture we want to see generated? What is it like to work for Connexus … both as paid and volunteer staff? What are the core values/work ethics that we hold up? Is it as plainly irresistible to be part of the team as it is to come to one of our environments?

    Developing clarity and commitment to this kind of internal ethos is (IMHO) an incredibly important dimension of a healthy ministry strategy – and with Connexus really just getting its legs underneath itself, this is probably prime time to make sure this is attended to properly.

    Giving thanks for our leaders,

  5. sarah says, February 13, 2008 at 11:56 am

    sort of like joannes question,. will we be running kidstuf or any sort of kids program?!

  6. Doris Schuster says, February 16, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    I would also like to know if Connexus will offer the Alpha program in the future. It was such a well-received program at Trinity.

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