Category: Group Life

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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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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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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