The Church of the Resurrection is a mixed economy church – meaning we do things the old way AND meet in new ways. too. .A full two thirds of those who walk with us belong to one or more of our groups described below – and there are many more groups. These allow us to get to know each other better, grow in our personal faith, and become servants of a world in need. They take a variety of forms from prayer groups to study groups to fellowship events, to task-oriented groups.
Small groups are an important part of our life together. There’s likely a small group in your neighbourhood — maybe even on your street. For more information on starting or joining a small group, fill out our contact form.
Fresh expressions are alternative ways of doing church for those who would not likely come to the regular Sunday morning gig. Each year more than 50 of those who are are regular part of our life, come only to one or other of our fresh expressions.
Cell churches are those small groups that have four qualities: they welcome each other, worship together, reflect on the word of God in the Bible and have some form of witness/ mission as part of their life.
Dinner shuffles are inspired by the example of the extended family, we gather together for weekly dinners in larger-sized groups, typically consisting of four or more family units, whatever that family unit looks like. Each group has a vibe and feel all its own, but all have a desire to create deep bonds of commitment and community, modelling spiritual life for our kids in our neighbourhoods. We make meals together. We share food. We help each other with the dishes. We open our homes for hospitality. And we come as we are: in all our imperfections, with our dirty kitchens, and without pretension.
Common Tables happen once a month, where we share an informal meal together, fully provided by the hospitality team at the Church of the Resurrection. At the end of a busy week, CT is a time to be fed. Have someone else hold your baby. Hold a baby. Play a game. Hold a hand. Run around. Take it easy. And build a little community. We meet in the basement (or playground, if it’s sunny and warm), but, as always, CT starts when you get there.
The Garden at the Rez exists to serve the members of the community in and surrounding the Church by providing a community experience through gardening. The garden was started in 2011 by a core team who were interested in beautifying the property and creating a community project. In 2012 we transformed the south lawn into a full-scale community garden, inviting members of The Church of the Resurrection to garden alongside neighbours. Thanks to the tireless work of community volunteers, the garden now has 37 active gardeners and countless garden volunteers, turning what was once a piece of unused and inaccessible private land into a neighborhood hub, with garden gatherings, ‘work bees,’ jam-making, BBQs, and impromptu water fights and picnics. For more information, visit our site. We hope you’ll join us!