Jeff Jantzi

Jeff is the Lead Pastor at The Gathering Ottawa and preaches most Sunday mornings.

The Good & Beautiful Life (Series Opener)

What does it mean to be happy? Truly happy? And what if happiness is not what you think it is? Join us this Sunday as we talk about true happiness and how we can experience it.

Campfire Stories: The Story of The Bible

Let's face it, the Bible can be a difficult book to understand - especially parts of the Old Testament. But what if there was a way to understand the Bible that could help us make better sense of it? And what if we were to see the Bible not just as a collection of random stories, but as a collection of books and letters that all tell one unified story? That story being the story of Jesus and His redeeming work in the world?

Campfire Stories: The Story of Esther

Did you know that there is a book in the Old Testament that doesn’t explicitly mention “God” in at at all?  It’s the book of Esther - a story about a Jewish Queen who God used to save God’s people. What’s a story like this in the Bible for? And what could a story that doesn’t even mention God reveal to us about the nature of God?  Join us on Sunday July 21st as we dig into the story of Esther and consider how it points us to Jesus.

Campfire Stories: The Story of David & Goliath

The story of David & Goliath is often considered a classic underdog story. Or a classic good vs evil story. Or a classic “overcoming the giants in your life” story. But is this really what this story is about? Underdogs? Good vs Evil? Giants? What if there is much more to the story than we realize?  Listen here as we explore this classic Old Testament story and consider how it points us to Jesus.

Follow Me: Doing What Jesus Said

To follow Jesus is to “Do What Jesus Said”; to take His commandments seriously by obeying them.  The question is “How?”. How can we become the kind of people who follow Jesus by “Doing What Jesus Said”? And what commandments does He actually expect us to keep? Listen here to find out.

Follow Me: Becoming Like Jesus

To follow Jesus we must become like Jesus; to have our character transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit. The question is, “How?” How can we become the kind of people who follow Jesus by “Becoming Like Jesus”? Listen here to find out.

Follow Me: Following Jesus

We all have different assumptions about what it means to be a Christian. Some people believe Christianity is all about being a good person, while others believe it’s about going to heaven when you die, while others believe it’s all about professing certain beliefs about God. But what about Jesus? What did Jesus - the founder of Christianity - say about Christianity? What kind of life is He inviting us into? Listen here to find out!

Address the Mess: Messy-er

Whether we’re religious or not, we've all made some messes along the way. We've all thought, "My life is a mess". So, let's talk about it.

When you have a mess to address, first options aren’t usually the best options. First options often make messes messier. In this message, Jeff concludes the series by exploring an approach that can take the -er out of your messy situations.