Tag: home church

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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Being A Home Church Leader

As God continues to use us at Bethany to spread the Good News of Jesus and invite others in Niagara to follow Him, we’re faced with an interesting opportunity. To find more space! No, not in our parking lot, Auditorium or in KidZone. The opportunity is that, as we get ready to start up our…

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Why Home Church?

At the Congregational Budget Meeting on June 24, it was announced that “life teams” at Bethany will be known as “Home Churches”, starting this fall. We will be transitioning to this language throughout the summer. As we continue to spread the word about Home Church, the question of “why?” is probably one of the most…

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