Scarred

What do we do when life hurts? How are we to cope when faced with pain and suffering? What do we need to do to find God in our scars? If you’ve ever asked these kinds of questions then this series is for you.

Join us at The Gathering Ottawa this April and May as we talk about these very important issues:

1. Finding God in the Pain: Where’s God When It Hurts?
2. Finding God in the Face of Crisis & Disappointment
3. Finding God in the Face of Death & Grief
4. Finding God in Our Wounds & Our Past, Part 1
5. Finding God in Our Wounds & Our Past, Part 2
6. Finding God in the Face of Mental Illness, Part 1
7. Finding God in the Face of Mental Illness, Part 2
8. Finding God When the Hurt Just Won’t Go Away

Scarred: Finding God When the Hurt Just Won’t Go Away

The reality is that life is hard and that sometimes our hurts and our pains don’t go away. And yet, when you look at the Bible, you read about how we are “more than conquerers” in Christ and that Jesus came to give us “life to the full”. So what do we do when we don’t know what to do and the hurt just won’t go away? How are we to understand life’s hurts & disappointments and continue to press forward in the midst of them all? Watch here as we wrap up our “Scarred” series by talking about this very important issue.

The reality is that life is hard and that sometimes our hurts and our pains don’t go away. And yet, when you look at the Bible, you read about how we are “more than conquerers” in Christ and that Jesus came to give us “life to the full”. So what do we do when we don’t know what to do and the hurt just won’t go away? How are we to understand life’s hurts & disappointments and continue to press forward in the midst of them all? Watch here as we wrap up our “Scarred” series by talking about this very important issue.

Scarred: Finding God in the Face of Mental Illness (Part 2)

Mental Illness. Emotional distress. Depression. Bi-Polar. Mood disorders. Stress. These are issues that ‘The Church' doesn’t seem to like to talk about all that much, but issues that so many of us face in our daily lives. So how can we find and experience God in the midst of it all? As Christians, how can we make sense of these challenges? How are we to cope? Find the video here for Part 2 of a very critical conversation on mental health and faith, featuring an interview with Carmen Hust, and expert in the field of mental health!

Mental Illness. Emotional distress. Depression. Bi-Polar. Mood disorders. Stress. These are issues that ‘The Church' doesn’t seem to like to talk about all that much, but issues that so many of us face in our daily lives. So how can we find and experience God in the midst of it all? As Christians, how can we make sense of these challenges? How are we to cope? Find the video here for Part 2 of a very critical conversation on mental health and faith, featuring an interview with Carmen Hust, and expert in the field of mental health!

Scarred: Finding God in the Face of Mental Illness (Part 1)

Mental Illness. Emotional distress. Depression. Bi-Polar. Mood disorders. Stress. These are issues that ‘The Church' doesn’t seem to like to talk about all that much, but issues that so many of us face in our daily lives. So how can we find and experience God in the midst of it all? As Christians, how can we make sense of these challenges? How are we to cope? Click here (facebook live video) for Part 1 of a very critical conversation on mental health and faith, featuring an interview with our very own Rachel!

Mental Illness. Emotional distress. Depression. Bi-Polar. Mood disorders. Stress. These are issues that ‘The Church' doesn’t seem to like to talk about all that much, but issues that so many of us face in our daily lives. So how can we find and experience God in the midst of it all? As Christians, how can we make sense of these challenges? How are we to cope? Click here (facebook live video) for Part 1 of a very critical conversation on mental health and faith, featuring an interview with our very own Rachel!

Scarred: Tell Your (Messy) Story

Guest Speaker Mandy Kasper, from New Hope Church in Niagara brings todays message!  Pastor Mandy calls us to accept that our lives are messy and broken in ways we wish they weren't... but that there's great power, healing and freedom when we share those stories honestly with each other, allow ourselves to be seen and loved as we really are, and begin to understand that God works incredibly beautiful things out of very broken messes.  Listen here! 

Guest Speaker Mandy Kasper, from New Hope Church in Niagara brings todays message!  Pastor Mandy calls us to accept that our lives are messy and broken in ways we wish they weren't... but that there's great power, healing and freedom when we share those stories honestly with each other, allow ourselves to be seen and loved as we really are, and begin to understand that God works incredibly beautiful things out of very broken messes.  Listen here! 

Scarred: Finding God in Our Wounds & Our Past (Part 2)

We’ve all got baggage. Junk from our past. Wounds that have festered over the years. Scars that remind us of past pains. So how does our past affect our present? How do the negative words, actions, and too many disappointments of our childhood and of our past impact the way that we live today? And what does Jesus have to say about all this? And most importantly, How can we move into a place of freedom in Christ as we consider the scars of our past? Join us for Part 2 of this very important conversation this Sunday.

We’ve all got baggage. Junk from our past. Wounds that have festered over the years. Scars that remind us of past pains. So how does our past affect our present? How do the negative words, actions, and too many disappointments of our childhood and of our past impact the way that we live today? And what does Jesus have to say about all this? And most importantly, How can we move into a place of freedom in Christ as we consider the scars of our past? Join us for Part 2 of this very important conversation this Sunday.

Scarred: Getting Past Our Past

We’ve all got baggage. Junk from our past. Wounds that have festered over the years. Scars that remind us of past pains…

So how does our past affect our present? How do the negative words, actions, and too many disappointments of our childhood and of our past impact the way that we live today? What does Jesus have to say about all this? And most importantly, how can we move into a place of freedom in Christ as we consider the scars of our past? Listen here to find out!

We’ve all got baggage. Junk from our past. Wounds that have festered over the years. Scars that remind us of past pains…

So how does our past affect our present? How do the negative words, actions, and too many disappointments of our childhood and of our past impact the way that we live today? What does Jesus have to say about all this? And most importantly, how can we move into a place of freedom in Christ as we consider the scars of our past? Listen here to find out!

Scarred: Finding God in the Face of Death & Grief

Nobody really likes to talk about death and dying, and yet it is an inevitable part of life. Everyone loses loved ones and, sadly, eventually everyone dies as well. It’s a simple fact of life: 100% of people will die and/or be affected by death. So then, what does the Bible say about death? How are we to understand death in light of the teachings of the Scriptures? And how can we find God in the face of death and grief? Listen here to find out!

NOTE: The first ten minutes of this mornings message are missing; for the complete message, see the live-stream video on our Facebook Page!

Nobody really likes to talk about death and dying, and yet it is an inevitable part of life. Everyone loses loved ones and, sadly, eventually everyone dies as well. It’s a simple fact of life: 100% of people will die and/or be affected by death. So then, what does the Bible say about death? How are we to understand death in light of the teachings of the Scriptures? And how can we find God in the face of death and grief? Listen here to find out!

NOTE: The first ten minutes of this mornings message are missing; for the complete message, see the live-stream video on our Facebook Page!

Scarred: Finding God in the Face of Crisis & Disappointment

A scary diagnosis. A car accident. A separation and divorce. A betrayal. A death in the family. An unanswered prayer... Crisis & disappointment has a way of sneaking up on us and striking when we least expect it. And it’s in these moments where we often look to God and to our faith, only to struggle to find Him in the midst of it all. So how can we learn to find and experience God in the midst of crisis in our lives? Where is Jesus at work in our crisis’ and difficult circumstances? Listen now to find out!

A scary diagnosis. A car accident. A separation and divorce. A betrayal. A death in the family. An unanswered prayer... Crisis & disappointment has a way of sneaking up on us and striking when we least expect it. And it’s in these moments where we often look to God and to our faith, only to struggle to find Him in the midst of it all. So how can we learn to find and experience God in the midst of crisis in our lives? Where is Jesus at work in our crisis’ and difficult circumstances? Listen now to find out!

Scarred: Finding God in the Pain – Where is God When it Hurts?

It’s a question that almost everybody asks as some point in their life, especially when they find themselves in some sort of crisis. "If God is real, and if God is good, then why does He allow bad things to happen to good people?" "Why does God allow evil and suffering?" "Where is God when it hurts?”  These are hard questions, but also very important and real questions. Questions that have the potential to draw us closer to God, not further away. Listen here as Jeff kick off our new series, “Scarred: What to Do When Life Hurts” by exploring this important issue together.

It’s a question that almost everybody asks as some point in their life, especially when they find themselves in some sort of crisis. "If God is real, and if God is good, then why does He allow bad things to happen to good people?" "Why does God allow evil and suffering?" "Where is God when it hurts?”  These are hard questions, but also very important and real questions. Questions that have the potential to draw us closer to God, not further away. Listen here as Jeff kick off our new series, “Scarred: What to Do When Life Hurts” by exploring this important issue together.