Cross silhouette and the holy blue sky

So this is the biggest weekend of the Christian year, and I believe, the weekend that marks the biggest event in human history.

Chances are you’re gathering with friends and family this weekend. And finally, my guess is that you all have questions about why this weekend matters.

We’re going to tackle the two biggest questions people ask about Good Friday and Easter:

Why did Jesus have to die for my sins?

How can anyone prove that Jesus rose from the dead?

We’ll tackle those questions as honestly and deeply as we can this weekend.

And with that in mind. we want to make sure you know that you and your family are invited to our Easter Services here at Connexus! 

On Friday, we remember the death of Jesus with a special Good Friday service. The band has spent some extra time preparing to lead us in song, and we’ll celebrate communion together to remember the love Jesus has for us. Our Good Friday service begins at 10:00am at the Galaxy Cinemas in Barrie and Orillia. There’s more information about Good Friday here.

On Sunday, we’ll gather to celebrate the resurrection of JesusOur Easter Sunday services happen at 8:30 and 10:00 am at the Galaxy Cinemas in Barrie and Orillia. It’s a fantastic service to bring your family and friends to as we tackle the question of Jesus’ resurrection. There will be some special music and we’ll be celebrating baptism as well. You can find the details on Easter at Connexus here.
This weekend is an incredible opportunity for us to invite friends who wouldn’t find themselves at church otherwise. Easter is a time when most people are open to attending a church service. Since Easter is such an important weekend we have specially created these services with you and your unchurched friends in mind.
We’re excited to see all of you come out to our Easter Services.

 

Barrie Campus
Good Friday 10.00 am & Easter Sunday 8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, BarrieInvite your friend to Barrie here.

 

Orillia Campus

Good Friday 10.00 am & Easter Sunday 8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia

Invite your friend to Orillia here.

Hope to see you this weekend. We’re praying for our cities and for everyone who will be there this weekend!

Carey

Skeptics Wanted

Curious about Jesus but skeptical about Christianity?

We’ve designed this weekly series of messages just for you.

  • Doesn’t evolution disprove Christianity?
  • How can I really trust the bible?
  • Why on earth are Christians so judgmental?
  • How can Jesus be the only way?

These questions and more are top of mind for many when considering Chrisitianity, and for good reason. They’re important, and the apparent answers often seem to contradict the moral teachings of Jesus that so many look to as a hallmark of what is good. Why is that?

Last weekend in Barrie, and this weekend in Orillia we launched Skeptics Wanted, and on each week we’re engaging one of Christianity’s toughest questions.

You asked, and we listened. Bring your friends, and bring your questions.

It’s going to be another great weekend at Connexus Church.

Barrie Campus

Skeptics Wanted – Part 2 – How Can Jesus Be the Only Way to God? | Carey Nieuwhof

It’s pretty widely believed in our culture that there are many equally valid paths to God. To each his own. But Christianity makes a radical claim: that Jesus is the only way to God. Isn’t that far too exclusive? What about different cultures and different beliefs?

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Barrie

Invite your friend to Barrie here.

Orillia Campus

Skeptics Wanted – Part 1 – Can I Really Trust The Bible? | Carey Nieuwhof

Can you really trust a book that was written thousands of years ago by multiple authors? And even if it was helpful then, does the bible still have relevance now? The answers to this age old question may surprise you.

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia

Invite your friend to Orillia here.

InsdieOut United My Life 2014 Slide

You want the best for your teenager.

You want to see them grow into unique individuals who love, respect and help others.  You want to see them thrive at home, in school, and at church.  You want to see them grow in relationships with family, friends, and Jesus.

You are not alone in this.  We want to see that too.

Our biggest weekend in Student Ministry is coming up fast – MyLife Weekend!

The early bird deadline is TODAY!

April 25-26th (and 27th for high school students).  Click here to register today.

MyLife is designed to enable the several other people who care about your child the opportunity to pour into them in a positive way.  To share an abundance of love and influence, and to promote a growing relationship with Jesus.

Encouraging your child to succeed is not something you have to take on alone.

These 3 influences are here to help:

  1. Their Small Group Leader – Someone saying the same things a good parent would say.  Encouraging your child to take a step towards Jesus.  Another person walking alongside them to answer questions, give insight, and offer love.
  2. Their Peers – Other students walking in the same positive direction.  Asking the same questions, looking for the same answers.  A group of kids who can encourage, challenge, and support each other.
  3. The Rest of the Crew - Other adults and students giving up their time to create an irresistible weekend.  People opening their homes, driving students, cooking meals, setting the stage, planning games, delivering messages.  There is a whole team of staff, interns and volunteers working behind the scenes already dedicated to making this weekend a success for your child.

Your child doesn’t want to miss out on a weekend that is extremely helpful, potentially life-changing, and loaded with fun.

You want to keep an extra $20 in your pocket, SO…

Register by MIDNIGHT TONIGHT.  To take advantage of our early bird deadline!

The cost is $105 before midnight tonight (April 7th)  when the price goes up to $125 until  our final deadline (April 17th)

 Register NOW, before its too late!

Skeptics Wanted

Skeptical of Christianity? This weekend is for you.

Chances are, you and your friends have questions about Christianity.

Hard Questions.

And important questions. After all, Christianity and the bible does make some pretty radical claims. Which leaves us with some challenging questions.

You wonder…can the Christian faith stand up to them, or is Christianity simply a matter of blind faith?

Starting this weekend in Barrie and next weekend in Orillia, we’ll directly address 9 of the toughest questions facing Christianity and present evidence and answers behind the Christian faith that many aren’t aware exists.

Skeptical? Perfect. Bring your friends, and your questions. We can wait to begin tackling them this weekend at Connexus.

Even if it doesn’t change your mind, it might open it.

Barrie Campus

Skeptics Wanted – Part 1 – Can I Really Trust The Bible? | Carey Nieuwhof

Can you really trust a book that was written thousands of years ago by multiple authors? And even if it was helpful then, does the bible still have relevance now? The answers to this age old question may surprise you.

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Barrie

Invite your friend to Barrie here.

Orillia Campus

Climate Change – Part 4 – Storm Clouds | Jeff Henderson

Is your past perfect? Are your present circumstances exactly what you want them to be? Likely, the answer to one or both of those questions is no. The good news is that even if you can?t change your past or your current circumstances, you can change something else. In this message, Jeff Henderson introduces us to the gift God offers that will drastically affect the climate you carry into your future.

8.30 and 10.00 am | Galaxy Cinemas, Orillia

Invite your friend to Orillia here.

Volunteer Today

Ever wish God would use you to do something amazing? That you would experience what it’s like to see God work through you to bless others?

It can happen more easily than you think. And He will use you. 

Here’s the secret:  God values availability even more than he values ability.

From Abraham to David to Moses to Jesus Himself, the Bible is full of people who God used to do something incredible, to change the course of history. What did they all have in common? They weren’t sure they had what it took, but they made themselves available.

Will you make yourself available….now?

Here’s why: at Connexus we have a unique opportunity right now. And we need you to help us seize it.

Our Children’s environments have grown over 40% in the past 6 months. As a result, we are in need of people right now who will make themselves available for the story God wants to write in the life of a child and their leader.

We have the space for more kids…we just need men and women to help serve in our children’s environments to ensure they are safe and well staffed. Sadly, we’ve even turned families away the last little while because we just didn’t have enough people ready to handle the kids who were coming. I imagine that breaks your heart. I promise you it breaks mine. Who wants to have to turn away the opportunity to share God’s love with our kids?

One last thing…leaders who serve with us often discover they grow in their faith and they have an incredibly fun time doing it. (Our children’s ministry team rocks!)

So, I’m asking.  Would you email  today and simply make yourself available for a conversation about what your involvement in Waumba Land (ages 0-5), or Upstreet (ages 6-10) might look like?

When you make yourself available, we believe that God will start writing a bigger story in the life of many more kids, not to mention in yours.

Sincerely,  thanks for responding to this request.