Category: Church

WEEKEND REVIEW: Grace

This past weekend, we opened up a new sermon series called, “Who We Are,” looking at our core identity and direction. We began by sharing the three core values within our DNA, which we will be unpacking over the next few weeks… Grace Discipleship Vulnerability We also believe that every Christian needs to be engaged in…

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WHO WE ARE: Grace

This weekend, we are kicking off the fall with a brand new series called, “Who We Are.” And, for this series, the idea is really simple… We want to get crystal clear about who we are – our DNA, identity, values, mission, and calling here in the world. Because, when we are vague about our…

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Joining a Home Church This Fall

Home Churches launch for the fall season next weekend! And if you’ve been part of Bethany for even just a little while you’ve probably heard how much we think of Home Churches. That’s because following Jesus, being changed by Him and changing the world with Him is always something we experience best in community. Now,…

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Bearing Each Other’s Burdens

The other day, something surprising happened in our house. Eden wasn’t listening, so we put her in time-out, which she really dislikes (which I’m also sure most kids dislike). But, here is the surprising thing: Asher saw this happening, and while he knew she needed to go to time-out, he also didn’t want her to…

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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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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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Weekend Review: An Invitation to Something More

This past weekend, we explored the reality that it is sometimes hard to invite and introduce people to Jesus. To help with this, we are launching and focusing in on Alpha this coming Fall. To start, we watched the first Alpha video together in the weekend services, and then challenged every follower of Jesus to…

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Our Stories Have Power

If you think about it, the Bible is a book of stories. That’s really what it is. And, I’m not saying that to diminish the inspiration or power of the Bible, but to actually raise the power of stories in our lives. The Old Testament is full of the stories of Jewish people and their…

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