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At Connexus we’ve been listening to Playback, Changing What You Think of You, all month long.

We’ve uncovered lies and messages that play back in our mind again and again until they sound true.  We’ve talked about where they come from and what to do about them. Just reading this for the first time? Catch up here!

Now what?

The Bible has truths that still apply today, and changing your mind can change your life!

Join us Sunday as we look at how God teaches us to replace the negative with something so much greater…

Barrie Location

Playback — Part 4 — Think Bigger | Carey Nieuwhof

So if you’ve identified your excuses and negative thinking and taken every thought captive, what do you do next? You replace the negative with something far better. And far bigger. The Apostle Paul shows you exactly what to do to change your future.

9.00 and 10.30 am | 20 Mills Road, Barrie

Orillia Location

Playback — Part 3 — Excuse Factory | Carey Nieuwhof

If you really audit your thoughts, you’ll realize that you probably make a lot of excuses as to why you can’t be healthier, more positive, more faithful, more hopeful, more kind, more determined, more effective…more whatever.  This week, we’ll look at why it’s time to stop making excuses, and how to do it.

9.00 and 10.30 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia

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What’s the one thing you want to make progress on?  How long have you been trying?  Are you having success?

No one starts out saying; “whatever obstacles are in my way, I’m going to make excuses about them so I don’t reach my goal.

We set out saying the opposite. We want to reach our goals and are willing to do what it takes!

But what’s the difference between obstacles allowing us to make progress or obstacles causing us to fall short?

The Bible has surprising insight still makes an impact today!

Barrie Location

Playback — Part 3 — Excuse Factory | Carey Nieuwhof

If you really audit your thoughts, you’ll realize that you probably make a lot of excuses as to why you can’t be healthier, more positive, more faithful, more hopeful, more kind, more determined, more effective…more whatever.  This week, we’ll look at why it’s time to stop making excuses, and how to do it.

9.00 and 10.30 am | 20 Mills Road, Barrie

Orillia Location

Playback — Part 2 — Identify Yourself, Please | Carey Nieuwhof

Ever wonder where your thoughts come from? Sure, some spring from your childhood or past experiences. But could there be a supernatural force behind your destructive thinking? Jesus called Satan was a liar, and today we’ll expose the lies that get planted in our heads.

9.00 and 10.30 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia

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Ever feel like you just don’t measure up? We’re all there at one point or another.

We did something at Connexus earlier this month that blew us away. During a Sunday service, we gave people 60 seconds to write down one or two negative messages that playback in their heads.

Did you know what the response was? Shocking…

We ended up reading through hundreds of negative things people felt about themselves.

Here are just a few of the messages people said they regularly hear in their minds:

You’re so stupid.

You’re not good enough.

I’m not worth fighting for.

Christ can’t even love you.

I’m a failure. 

Heartbreaking, isn’t it? To think that people go through that every day.But we’ve all been there in one way or another.

One of the greatest battles you face is the battle in your mind.But what if you believed that changing your mind can change your life?

At both of our locations this weekend, Carey Nieuwhof is teaching a new series called Playback: Changing What You Think About You. 

Hope you can join us, and that you’ll bring some friends and family members that you know need encouragement.

Our music team has crafted some great moments in the service as well. We’d love to see you at either our 9:00 or 10:30 services in Barrie or Orillia.

Above all, know that you’re not alone. You’re not a failure. And your heavenly Father loves you.

Barrie Location

Playback — Part 2 — Identify Yourself, Please | Carey Nieuwhof

Ever wonder where your thoughts come from? Sure, some spring from your childhood or past experiences. But could there be a supernatural force behind your destructive thinking? Jesus called Satan was a liar, and today we’ll expose the lies that get planted in our heads.

9.00 and 10.30 am | 20 Mills Road, Barrie

Orillia Location

Playback — Part 1 — It’s All in Your Mind | Carey Nieuwhof

Ask any professional athlete. The biggest battle is never on the field, the fairway, the diamond or rink: it’s in your mind. In part one of this series, we’ll look at what you think, and why what you think matters more than you think.  Changing your mind can change your life.

9.00 and 10.30 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia

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“You’re not good enough.”

“You should be a better mom.”

“How could God forgive you when I can’t forgive you?”

“You’re alone and unlovable.”

“No one really likes you…”

Have you ever paid attention to the thoughts that playback in your head?  Would you ever say those things to someone you love?  Of course not!  Why do you allow those thoughts to playback in you own mind?

Maybe you recognize the lies you tell yourself but aren’t sure how to change them. Or maybe you’re telling yourself lies and call them the truth.  Or maybe you’re not even aware of what you tell yourself.

We have one thing in common, most of us have a series of messages that play back over and over in our mind that impact how we see ourselves, our world and our God.

In this brand new series starting Sunday August 9th at our Barrie campus, we’ll look at how changing your mind could change your life.

Hope you’ll be there, and bring a friend!

Barrie Location

Playback — Part 1 — It’s All in Your Mind | Carey Nieuwhof

Ask any professional athlete. The biggest battle is never on the field, the fairway, the diamond or rink: it’s in your mind. In part one of this series, we’ll look at what you think, and why what you think matters more than you think.  Changing your mind can change your life.

9.00 and 10.30 am | 20 Mills Road, Barrie

Orillia Location

Ask It — Part 6 — The Beginning | Andy Stanley

You are painting a picture entitled Your Life. It’s made up of a series of decisions. And you don’t get to hide your early endeavors in the attic. You get only one canvas. Will you do it yourself or will you let someone guide your hand?

9.00 and 10.30 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia

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Did you know about the Leadership Development Program (LDP) at Connexus Church?

We place a high value on developing the next generation of leaders.

The LDP is designed for students who have recently graduated from high school and plan to attend post-secondary school in the future.

This 9-month, full-time scholarship program is created to be a leadership journey that combines hands-on experience in ministry with practical leadership training.

The program is specialized to mentor, develop, and teach leadership skills. Students who join us will get personalized leadership coaching, spiritual discipleship, and discover their gifts and how they can leverage them to become the unique leader God has created them to be.

We have two openings left for this fall!

Media LDP

Do you know a student with an interest in video and media?

We are looking for a fully devoted Christian with a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ who is passionate about learning more about impacting people with media and video! If you have certain technical skills, are self-motivated, and have a desire to develop your leadership skills – this is the opportunity for you!

Children’s Ministry LDP

Do you know a student who loves working with children from birth – Grade 5?

We’re looking for a fully devoted Christian with a growing personal relationship with Jesus Christ who is passionate about working with children. If you have strong administrative/organizational skills, are self-motivated, and have a desire to develop your leadership skills – this is the opportunity for you!

For more information about the Leadership Development Programs at Connexus – click here!

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