Author: Jamie Reimer

How Do I Invite Someone to Alpha?

I’m hoping to host an Alpha in my home and invite my neighbours, but I have no idea if they’re going to be interested. My wife and I have been getting to know some of our neighbours a lot more over the past couple of years. We’ve had them in our home a few times,…

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Looking to Connect at Bethany?

It’s no secret that Bethany is a large church. This means, among other things, that we have amazing resources to share with our community, a large congregation that can rally together to meet others’ needs, and amazing teams of people who make ministries like Upward Sports, Celebrate Recovery, The Landing, KidZone and Bethany Youth Nation…

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I Want to Host Alpha – Now What?

Alpha is a series of interactive sessions that explore the basics of the Christian faith. This Fall, churches all over Niagara are preparing to launch many Alpha groups starting the week of September 15. If you’ve been praying for a friend, neighbour, family member or co-worker this summer to come to know Jesus, then it’s…

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Why You Can Start A Home Church

If you’ve ever been at the start of one of Bethany’s weekend services, then you’ve probably heard someone invite you to stand up and greet the people around you. The reason for this is that we truly believe following Jesus is best done together and in community. In fact, we think it’s pretty hard to…

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Alpha or Home Church: What’s the Right Fit for You?

Are you familiar with the 401 highway running through Toronto? It has two parts to it – the express lanes and the collectors. Two parts of the highway running parallel to each other, each full of vehicles going in the same direction, but each doing so with a slightly different purpose. That’s the picture I’ve…

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Alpha: Pray, Host, Help

Earlier this summer, we explored the reality that it is sometimes hard to invite and introduce people to Jesus. To help with this, we are launching and facilitating Alpha this coming fall. Well, actually, it’s not just us, but rather churches across Niagara, and even across Canada, are joining together to launch Alpha wherever they are!…

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Neighbourhood Connection Meal – Host One This Summer!

Do you like the idea of getting to know other Bethany attenders that live in your neighbourhood? Wouldn’t it be nice knowing there are other individuals, couples or families nearby that you could connect with? This summer we’re trying something new by helping you host or attend a Neighbourhood Connection Meal. The idea is simple….

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Me?! A Home Church Leader?!

The term “leader” can inspire a variety of mental images for us, can’t it? For some of us, it’s an intimidating concept and makes us think of all the ways we’re actually unqualified to lead much of anything. For others, the idea of leading gets us excited as we picture making a difference and breaking…

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Why Home Church

If you’ve ever been to Bethany for the start of a weekend service you’ve no doubt heard us say something like “we believe it’s impossible to follow Jesus well and remain strangers.” And this isn’t just something we think sounds good but a reality we feel Jesus has taught and modelled for us. It doesn’t…

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Join, Host or Lead a Home Church This Spring!

As a church, Bethany places a really high value on being a disciple of Jesus. If you’re not familiar with that term, it just means that we are learners and followers of Jesus, letting His teaching and His Spirit move and transform us to become more full of grace, truth and love in any and…

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