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A Heart for Growing

The Be In Christ Church of Canada is a growing faith community – working together to follow Jesus, share his message and to extend his peace around the world. Whether we are in rural Saskatchewan or Ontario, Toronto or Saskatoon, St. John’s Newfoundland or in Richmond, BC (yes, our newest church plant is launching on the west coast – welcome, …

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The Life We Have With Jesus

Brian Zahnd is the founder & lead pastor of Word of Life Church, a non-denominational Christian congregation in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Brian & his wife, Peri, founded the church in 1981. Download the Handout Booklet PDF for this event here (including liturgy notes). Share this Post

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NEPAL FLOOD APPEAL – AUGUST 2017

Today, through the World Hunger Fund, BIC Canada (soon to be the Be In Christ Church of Canada) released $10,000 for immediate aid and relief in Nepal. Our BIC brothers and sisters in Nepal are suffering in the midst of significant flooding as the result of heavy monsoon rains. As a result of the rains, over 100 people have died …

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“Rest Well”

It’s summer… and everyone in your church is at the cottage or on holiday enjoying this amazing weather. This rhythm of enjoying the outdoors and warm weather from June to September is a very good thing. All of us, including Pastors, are taking several weeks here and there to get away, unplug (hopefully), and relax from the demands and cares …

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Honouring “the Other”

The online Merriam-Webster dictionary defines “other” as “being the one or ones distinct from that or those first mentioned or implied.” In recent years we have watched as the world increasingly defines itself by separating one group of people from the other – I am a democrat and you are a republican, I am a Canadian and you are an …

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Name Change Announcement: Be In Christ Church of Canada

476 delegates and community members from across 67 churches, community groups and partner organizations throughout Canada met together for our Annual General Meeting. This was a great time of celebrating the legacy, present and future of our denomination, as well as exploring what God is unfolding before us and drawing us into. It really was a joy to be able …

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Overcoming Evil with Good

Author, pastor and theologian Greg Boyd joins leaders from across Be In Christ Church of Canada to discuss how we might recover an awareness of the spiritual power that has been given to us, live out the values of the kingdom of God and resist evil in a way that makes sense for today. Following Jesus in a secular age …

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Travel Reflections – “Sharing Together”

How Diverse In the book of Acts the constant question is, “How do we welcome and incorporate the other?” I.e. the one who is different from us (Acts 15). That work has not stopped. The longer I follow Christ, the more I realize how diverse the body of Christ is. In parts of the world, worship is loud and boisterous. …

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Global Project Update: Nicaragua Ministry Center – 2017

Exciting News from the Nicaragua BIC churches and our Be in Christ Church of Canada. Pastor German Garcia is the president of the Nicaragua BIC Church. For many years the Nicaraguan BIC church has had to rent facilities for larger denominational activities. Over the last few years they have been working toward the fulfillment of the vision to build a …

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When you don’t feel hope…

Lent runs from March 1 (Ash Wednesday) to April 13th, the day before Good Friday. Lent is kicked off with Ash Wednesday (a practice going back to the 5th Century). You know, that day when many Christians (mostly Catholic, Anglican and Mainline Protestant) put ashes on their foreheads in the shape of a cross and then go to work and …