Jeff Jantzi

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

Acts of the Apostles: Paul and Barnabas on Mission

The Book of Acts tells an amazing story - it tells the story of how God began the movement known as The Church. And it tells the story of all the amazing things that God, by His Spirit, did through this movement as His people committed to following Jesus together and to reclaiming God’s vision for the world, even as they faced some extraordinary challenges together.

In today's message, which originally aired on November 20, 2022, Jeff digs into Acts 13:1-12.  In Acts 13, the church commissions Paul and Barnabas as missionaries. What does God do as they step out on mission?

Acts of the Apostles: Jail Break!

The Book of Acts tells an amazing story - it tells the story of how God began the movement known as The Church. And it tells the story of all the amazing things that God, by His Spirit, did through this movement as His people committed to following Jesus together and to reclaiming God’s vision for the world, even as they faced some extraordinary challenges together.

In today's message, which originally aired on November 6, 2022, Jeff digs into Acts 12.  It’s said that “Prayer Changes Things”. But how? What role did prayer play in the early church, especially during difficult times?

Lessons from the War

In today's service, which originally aired on October 30, 2022, Jeff interviewed special guest Pavlo Lozynsky, from Ukraine.  As the war rages in Ukraine, we are reminded of the spiritual war that rages around us every day. What are some things that those on the ground in Ukraine are learning about the reality of war, pain & suffering, and persecution in our world? And what does it all mean for us here today in Canada?

Acts of the Apostles: A Church for Everyone

The Book of Acts tells an amazing story - it tells the story of how God began the movement known as The Church. And it tells the story of all the amazing things that God, by His Spirit, did through this movement as His people committed to following Jesus together and to reclaiming God’s vision for the world, even as they faced some extraordinary challenges together.

In today's message, which originally aired on October 23, 2022, Jeff digs into Acts 11.  Who gets to be a part of the church? And who doesn’t? Who is God’s Gospel message truly for? In Acts 11, we see the church realizing that since Jesus is for everyone, they need to be for everyone too. So what might this mean for us today?

Acts of the Apostles: Cornelius

The Book of Acts tells an amazing story - it tells the story of how God began the movement known as The Church. And it tells the story of all the amazing things that God, by His Spirit, did through this movement as His people committed to following Jesus together and to reclaiming God’s vision for the world, even as they faced some extraordinary challenges together.

In today's message, which originally aired on October 16, 2022, Jeff digs into Acts 10.  Who gets to be a part of the church? And who doesn’t? Who is God’s Gospel message truly for? In Acts 10, we see the church begin to reach out to ‘outsiders’ and those who typically weren’t included in the faith. What might this mean for us today?

Thanksgiving Sunday

In today's Thanksgiving Sunday message, Jeff dug into Luke 17:11-19 where we find the story of the one grateful leper who was healed and returned to thank Jesus while 9 others did not. How are can we sometimes be like the ungrateful 9? How can we become more like the grateful 1? How can we "train our brains" and our hearts and minds for gratitude to God?

Sabbatical Reflections Part 2: Church Reflections

In today's message, which originally aired on October 2, 2022, Jeff was back with a second week of Sabbatical Reflections, where he focused less on personal reflections, and more on reflections for the church. He invited us to consider what God has in store for us as we move forward together as a church…it’s an exciting time!

Sabbatical Reflections: Part 1 “Personal Reflections”

In today's message, which originally aired on September 25, 2022, we were thrilled to hear from Pastor Jeff for the first time since his Sabbatical. Jeff shared some “Sabbatical Reflections” and invited us to consider what God has in store for us as we move forward together as a church.

Celebration Sunday: Finding Joy

Today, Pastor Jeff is sharing what’s on his heart as he’s been preparing for his sabbatical. What's the difference between happiness and joy? What does it look like to live into 'joy' despite our circumstances? Listen how Jeff is looking to "Find Joy Again" while on Sabbatical this summer.

Acts of the Apostles: Tabitha

The Book of Acts tells an amazing story - it tells the story of how God began the movement known as The Church. And it tells the story of all the amazing things that God, by His Spirit, did through this movement as His people committed to following Jesus together and to reclaiming God’s vision for the world, even as they faced some extraordinary challenges together.

In today's message, Jeff digs into Acts 9:32-43, with a miraculous story about Tabitha, also known as Dorcus.