Category: Group Life

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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Three Reasons to Not Join a Home Church

There’s been a lot of talk at Bethany lately about home churches. The new 10-week season is starting this Sunday, January 13, and is meant to help anyone who wants to follow Jesus, or is interested in exploring Jesus, to journey together in community. You can go online to see where and when home churches…

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New Season of Home Church

Did you know that Bethany’s Home Churches are starting up again this month for the 10-week Winter season? This means you have a chance to join, host or even start a Home Church and participate in a growing community of people that are taking their next steps with Jesus, together! Home Church is where any…

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Up and Running!

If you hadn’t already heard, Bethany Home Churches have started! There’s been an amazing amount of excitement and response in regards to leading, hosting and joining Home Churches. And this is exciting for Bethany because Home Churches are all about helping us take our next steps in following Jesus, together. Home Church is where any…

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Home Church Hesitation

Trying something new, or trying something again that didn’t go so well the first time around, can be a stretch. And, since we can be honest in church, sometimes the idea of trying something new with people we don’t even know can feel like more than we’re willing to try. But with Home Church, that’s…

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Life is Messy. Make Time for Connection.

There’s a lot that goes on throughout your week, right? Yup, mine too. And of course, within all of that there are great moments and then there are messy moments. Sometimes when the mess hits, one of the greatest things is that we can be part of a community of others who can walk through…

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Gearing Up for the Fall?

So yes, it’s barely the second week of August. But if you’re anything like me, Summer always seems to speed along and before you know it…we’re back into Fall (yikes!). For many of us, if not most, part of getting back into Fall means getting back into a more regular routine. Baseball games and other…

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Home Church, Who is it for, Really?

I like getting asked good questions because they often lead to great conversations and better understanding. Recently, I was asked a great question about Bethany’s Home Churches, which are starting up in early September. The question was essentially this – Are Home Churches meant to be places for believers in Christ to gather and grow…

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