At Connect Church, we are going to focus on three things and do them to the best of our abilities. We want to help people:
Connect to God
We believe that a clear and individual faith connection is the most vital aspects of life to get figured out, and often the most overlooked. We also know that Jesus invested a lot of his life, and most of his words, not on the religious elite or the spiritually sophisticated, but with very regular, ordinary, every day kind of people. People just like you and I and our neighbours.
It’s simple. We believe that anyone and everyone can have a meaningful and personal faith walk become a reality in their lives, regardless of their past or present circumstances. We also think that the church should be the very best place for anyone (and everyone) to find that faith.
Especially on Sundays at Connect, we will place a very high priority on passing on Jesus’ message of simple faith in relevant, easily accessible ways, spoken in common, everyday language, with very practical life application. We believe that God really does want to connect with each of you, and we will do our best to not get in the way of that.
Connect to Others
At Connect Church we will place a high emphasis on growing deep, meaningful relationships.We believe that a big part of why we humans were put on this earth was not to walk through this life alone, but to be in community, and to walk together in every area of life, especially in this key area of our faith.
How Jesus lived out the daily rhythm of his life clearly set a high value on developing great relationships. He touched 1000’s and 1000′s of people in great crowds from a distance for sure, but he invested very heavily with his time and energy in just a few close friends. Those relationships were life transforming.
At Connect, we think that the church should be known as a place where great friendships can be found, and where those relationships can develop and flourish. We also believe that a significant aspect of developing faith in our personal lives will happen in great part because of our closest friends.
You can check out our most recent Community Groups here and sign up before April 24th to be part of one.
Connect to a Cause
We know that Jesus spent an extraordinary amount of his life, energy, and time on those who were in great need. Much of his life was spent healing the hurting, feeding the hungry, and releasing the oppressed, people who were enslaved by the darkest parts of life. Showing grace and love to people in need is what a great part of his life was defined by.
We believe that the church needs to be about all these things as well. Connect church will spend what seems to be an over-balanced amount of time, and energy, and money, on meeting the practical needs of people who find themselves in great need. This will be a primary focus of our ministry. We want to make a significant impact on the plight of marginalized people in our city, our country, and in our world. The idea here is to spend less time and energy and money on internal operations of the church organization, so that we can spend much more volunteer time, energy, and money focused externally.
This is a clear and high calling that God has placed on us as a community of faith. It will be a high priority for us.
Global Organizations We Recommend and Support:
- Hands at Work: Africa
- Canadian Humanitarian:Ethiopia
- Place of Rescue: Cambodia
- International Justice Mission: Worldwide
- Canadian Foodgrains Bank
- Food for the Hungry
Local Organizations We Recommend and Support: