Canvas Fall 2018 Community Groups

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Canvas Community Groups are one of the best places for meaningful relationships to develop and for sustained spiritual life-change to occur. In these groups, people study God’s Word and discuss the issues and challenges of life. It’s also where people gather to pray, eat, laugh, live, play, serve, and care for one another. Community Group Gatherings are about doing life together and walking in the direction of Jesus. Community Groups are typically small groups comprised of six to twelve individuals or five to eight couples that meet in someone’s home or coffee shop for fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and encouragement.

Habitudes: The Art of Connecting with Others by Tim Elmore | Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

            In The Art of Connecting With Others, Dr. Tim Elmore aims to equip students with the wisdom to create healthy relationships, listen respectfully, encourage those around them, and effectively handle criticism. Through thirteen memorable images — each with a series of engaging stories, self-assessment questions, and thought-provoking discussion topics and Scripture — students learn and internalize important principles on connecting with others that will help guide them as they step into college or their careers.

The Art of Connecting With Others covers important topics such as: Listening, Encouragement, Confrontation, Service, Trust, Handling Criticism…and many more!

            Join other young adults on Monday nights at 6:30 p.m. beginning September 24 at the home of Levi & Nicole Timmermans in Langford for an amazing resource to help develop your leadership capacity in the area of connecting with others. If you have questions about this group or want to join email Courtney@canvaschurch.ca

Transforming Grace: Living Confidently in God’s Unfailing Love | Mondays @ 7:00 p.m.

            Once we commit our lives to Christ, most of us find it easy to trust God for our eternal salvation. But to live daily by His grace is often a different matter. We tend to base our relationship with Him on our performance rather than on His grace. Yet what we really need is to trust God for His daily transforming grace and the wonderful freedom from performance that grace gives.

            Join others on Monday nights at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 17 at the home of Henry & Yvonne VanBoxtel on Bear Mountain for an amazing 8-week journey on learning to live confidently in God’s unfailing love. If you have questions or are interested in being a part of this group email henry.vanboxtel@outlook.com

Encountering God through the Word | Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m.

             What's the purpose in reading and studying the Bible? Why is it important to know God's Word? Would you like some help in seeing God's Word come alive in your everyday life? Do you ever wonder where you should start when studying the Bible? Are you curious of the tools available to help you study God's Word? Have you been interested in walking through the Canvas Bible Reading Plan and need some help or encouragement with your Bible Reading?

            Join others on Tuesdays at 12:00 p.m. at Ashley’s office beginning September 18 with a great cup of coffee or tea for a journey through the greatest book ever written! For more information or to sign up email Ashley@canvaschurch.ca

From this Day Forward (Couples Study) | Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.

            Join other couples in a five-week series to strengthen your relationship as Ashley and April Austin guide the conversation around five key areas of a relationship: Seeking God, Fighting Fair, Having Fun, Staying Pure, and Never Giving Up. The group is designed for couples and begins September 18 at 7:00 p.m. at Ashley’s Office in the Highlands. For more information or to join this group email Ashley@canvaschurch.ca

Exploring the Mysteries of God from the Scriptures | Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.

            Join others on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. beginning September 25 at the Fiddick home on Bear Mountain for an exploration through some of the many treasures of Scripture! For more information or to join this group email Ron@osbornebay.com

Exploring the Mysteries of God from the Scriptures | Wednesdays @ 12:00 p.m.

            Join others on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. beginning September 26 on Bear Mountain for an exploration through some of the many treasures of Scripture! For more information or to join this group email Ron@osbornebay.com

When God’s Spirit Moves by Jim Cymbala | Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. (LADIES ONLY)

            Do you want to experience a fresh sense of God’s power in your life? Are you interested in discovering happens when the Holy Spirit moves powerfully? Join other ladies on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. at Paul & Lisa Blais home in Langford beginning September 20 for a 6-week exploration of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. If you have questions or are interested in joining this group email lisajblais@gmail.com or sandylm@shaw.ca

The Armor of God by Priscilla Shirer | Every other Saturday at 4:00 p.m. or Fridays at 10:00 a.m. (Spanish Speaking ladies)
            All day, every day, an invisible war rages around you — unseen, unheard, yet felt throughout every aspect of your life. A devoted, devilish enemy seeks to wreak havoc on everything that matters to you: your heart, your mind, your marriage, your children, your relationships, your resilience, your dreams, your destiny. But his battle plan depends on catching you unaware and unarmed. If you're tired of being pushed around and caught with your guard down, this study is for you.
            Join other Spanish speaking ladies on every other Saturday at 4:00 p.m.starting September 15 or on Fridays at 10:00 a.m. for an amazing journey through Priscilla Shirer’s resource “The Armor of God”. These two groups will be led by Karla Townsend. Please email karlatownsend@hotmail.com if you have questions or would like to be a part of this amazing group.

Men’s Prayer Gathering | Thursdays at 8:00 a.m.

            Join other men on Thursdays at 8:00 a.m. at Ashley’s office in the Highlands for encouragement, Scripture sharing, and life-changing prayer. If you have questions about this group email Ashley@canvaschurch.ca

Men’s Prayer Gathering | Every Other Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

            Join other men every other Tuesday at 7:00 p.m. beginning October 2 at the Blais home near Veteran Memorial Park for encouragement, Scripture sharing, and life-changing prayer. If you have questions about this group or are interested in participating email therightman@shaw.ca

Student (Grade 6-8, 9-12) Community Group | Wednesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Habitudes: The Art of Connecting with Others by Tim Elmore

            In The Art of Connecting With Others, Dr. Tim Elmore aims to equip students with the wisdom to create healthy relationships, listen respectfully, encourage those around them, and effectively handle criticism. Through thirteen memorable images — each with a series of engaging stories, self-assessment questions, and thought-provoking discussion topics and Scripture — students learn and internalize important principles on connecting with others that will help guide them as they step into college or their careers.

The Art of Connecting With Others covers important topics such as: Listening, Encouragement, Confrontation, Service, Trust, Handling Criticism…and many more!

            Join other students in grade 6-12, beginning September 12 at the Austin home for an amazing time of growing your leadership capacity in the area of connecting with others. We will divide junior high and senior high. 45 minutes will be spent in group games, team building, and prayer. 45 minutes will be spent in studying The Habitudes of Connecting with Others. If you have questions about this group or want to join email Stephen@canvaschurch.ca

Coming later this Fall…

When God’s Spirit Moves by Jim Cymbala | Thursdays at 7:00 p.m.

            Do you want to experience a fresh sense of God’s power in your life? Are you interested in discovering happens when the Holy Spirit moves powerfully? Join others on Thursday nights at Dave & Audrey Steinguard’s home on Bear Mountain beginning October 18 for a 6-week exploration of the person and work of the Holy Spirit. If you have questions or are interested in joining this group email steiner80@shaw.ca

Who is this Man: The Unpredictable Impact of the Inescapable Jesus | Tuesdays @ 7:00 p.m.

            His life and teaching simply drew people to follow Him. He made history by starting in a humble place, in a spirit of love and acceptance, and allowing each person space to respond. His vision of life continues to challenge humanity. His influence has swept over history brining inspiration to what has happened in art, science, government, medicine, and education; He has taught humans about dignity, compassion, forgiveness, and hope.

            Join others on Tuesday nights at 7:00 p.m. beginning November 6 at Ashley’s office in the Highlands for an amazing 5-week journey as we discover the significant impact of Jesus on life as we know it today. If you have questions or would like to join this group email Ashley@canvaschurch.ca