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Community Groups are one of the best places for meaningful relationships to develop and for sustained spiritual life-change to occur.

In these groups, people study God’s Word and discuss the issues and challenges of life. It’s also where people gather to pray, eat, laugh, live, play, serve, and to care for one another.

Community Group Gatherings are about doing life together and walking in the direction of Jesus. Community Groups are typically small groups comprised of six to ten individual or five to seven couples that meet in someone’s home or coffee shop for fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and encouragement. 

Canvas is excited to be hosting some amazing groups this fall for parents, couples, men, and women! Some of the Canvas Community Groups coming this fall:


In these groups, people study God’s Word and discuss the issues and challenges of life. It’s also where people gather to pray, eat, laugh, live, play, serve, and to care for one another.

Community Group Gatherings are about doing life together and walking in the direction of Jesus. Community Groups are typically small groups comprised of six to ten individual or five to seven couples that meet in someone’s home or coffee shop for fellowship, Bible study, prayer, and encouragement. 

Canvas is excited to be hosting some amazing groups this fall for parents, couples, men, and women! Some of the Canvas Community Groups coming this fall:

Meaning of Marriage | Couples | Langford | Beginning September 25 | Mondays at 6:30 p.m.

Are you and your spouse struggling to keep your marriage alive? Join other couples in Tim Keller’s amazing couples resource, “The Meaning of Marriage”. You'll welcome Pastor Keller's wise insights about love and commitment. Drawing from his sermons, he frankly discusses difficulties couples experience and shows how God's Word can provide a blueprint for a healthy, loving, and lifelong relationship. Perfect for couples as well as those preparing for marriage. If you have questions or are interested in being apart of this group please email lisajblais@gmail.com

Purpose Driven Life | For Young Adults (20’s-30’s) | Beginning September 11 | Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

The Purpose Driven Life is more than a book. It’s a 40-day journey that will enable you to discover the answer to life’s most important questions: The question of existence: Why am I alive? The question of significance: Does my life matter? The question of purpose: What on earth am I here for?  As we learn to live out our purpose we move beyond survival to success and we are able to simplify and focus our lives, increase motivation, and prepare for our future destiny.

Join other young adults in their 20-30’s beginning September 11, 2017 for an amazing time of fellowship and spiritual growth. For more information please courtney@canvaschurch.ca or leilalucas@hotmail.com

Experiencing God | Ladies | Beginning September 18 | Mondays at 7:00 p.m. 

Over the past 25 years God has used the truths of Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. Through the principles in Experiencing God you will come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice, and to understand His will for your life.

Join others ladies on Monday evenings at 7:00 p.m. in one of the best resources ever written to help believers awaken to a life-changing experience with God! For more information or to sign up email cherma70@gmail.com

Alpha Film Series | Westshore | Beginning September 2017 | Tuesdays 6:30 p.m.

We believe that everyone should have the chance to explore the Christian faith, ask questions and share their point of view; wherever they are in the world. Alpha offers the opportunity to do just that – in an informal, friendly and open environment. In Alpha we will wak through questions such as “Is There More to Life Than This?”, “Who is Jesus?”, “Why Did Jesus Die?”, “Why and How Do I Pray?”, “Why and How Should I Read the Bible?”, “Who is the Holy Spirit?”, and “How Can I Make the Most of the Rest of My Life?”

Join the more than 29 million people from 169 countries that have walked through Alpha as we walk through this great resource beginning in September 2017. For more information email Ron@osbornebay.ca

Strength for the Journey | Highlands | Beginning September 12 | Tuesdays @ 6:30 p.m.

Do you struggle with discouragement or depression? Do you feel overwhelmed and anxious? Maybe you are doing well but know others struggling with discouragement, depression, anger, or anxiety and you desire to be equipped to help others.

Join others in a 9-week study through Strength for the Journey: A Biblical Perspective on Discouragement and Depression beginning September 12, 2017. For more information email Ashley@canvaschurch.ca

Ladies Bible Study & Prayer Group | Beginning September 2017 | Wednesdays at 7:00 p.m.

Join other ladies for a time of encouragement, devotion, celebrating how God is working and interceding for others through prayer. If you questions or are interested din being a part of the group email Carolynbarter61@shaw.ca 

Ladies Group | Fight Back with Joy | Beginning September 21 | Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.

Celebrate more. Regret less. Stare down your greatest fears. Join other ladies on Thursday mornings at 9:30 a.m. for this 6-session Bible study that will help you embrace a life that's richer and fuller than you've ever known before—a life radiant with joy. Learn to practice joy, defiant joy. Sooner or later, we find ourselves on the battlefield of life and struggle to know how to respond.

Email sandylm@shaw.ca or lisajblais@gmail.com if you have questions or are interested in being a part of this group.

Experiencing God | Oak Bay | Beginning September 28 | Thursdays at 12:00 p.m.

Over the past 25 years God has used the truths of Experiencing God by Henry Blackaby to awaken believers to a radically God-centered way of life. Through the principles in Experiencing God you will come to know God intimately, to recognize His voice, and to understand His will for your life.

Join others on Thursdays at 12:00 p.m. in the Foyer outside the David Foster Theatre at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel beginning September 28 in one of the best resources ever written to help believers awaken to a life-changing experience with God! For more information or to sign up email Ashley@canvaschurch.ca

Encountering God through the Word | View Royal | Beginning September 2017 | Thursdays 7:00 p.m.

Join other men and women for fellowship, prayer, and an amazing time encountering God through the Bible beginning in September 2017. We will be walking through and going deeper into the passage of Scripture that was preached the previous Sunday during the Canvas Worship Gathering. For more information email nickiraeparker@gmail.com or patherton81@hotmail.com

Seeking Him | Spanish Speaking Ladies | Beginning September 23 | Saturdays 10:00 a.m.

Seeking Him is a 12-week interactive study designed to lead you into a revived, refreshed relationship with your Heavenly Father. God wants to reveal Himself to you; He wants to fill your heart with Himself; He wants to set you free from unhealthy and unholy passions; and He wants you to drink deeply of the joys found in His Presence. Join other Spanish speaking ladies on amazing 12-week journey in personal revival beginning September 23, 2017. For more information please email karlatownsend@hotmail.com

Men’s Prayer Group | Tuesday or Thursday A.M.

Join other men on Tuesday or Thursday mornings as we share how God is working, intercede in prayer together, and encourage one another. We are exploring one prayer gathering at 6:30 or 7:00 a.m. and the other at 8:00 a.m. For more information, if you have questions or want to be include in the weekly email so that you can know where the prayer gatherings will take place please email Ashley@canvaschurch.ca

Shepherding A Child’s Heart | Parents | Langford | Beginning September 2017

Drawing from his own experiences as a father and from the Bible, In Shepherding a Child’s Heart, Tripp defines parenting goals and provides scriptural methods for accomplishing them. This resource will encourage parents of all ages through the challenges of caring for the souls of your children---from infancy through the teen years. Video driven lessons include topics such as: “Getting to the Heart of Behavior”, “Exploring Goals & Methods As You Parent through Different Life Stages”, and “Approaches to Communication”.

Join other parents through this amazing parenting resource! For more information email levitimmermans@gmail.com or nicolelana@hotmail.com

The Total Money Makeover | Bear Mountain | Beginning September 2017

A simple, straight-forward game plan for completely making over your money habits! Best-selling author and radio host Dave Ramsey is your personal coach in this informative and interactive companion to the highly successful New York Times bestseller The Total Money Makeover. With inspiring real-life stories and thought-provoking questionnaires, this workbook will help you achieve financial fitness as you daily work out those newly defined money muscles. Ramsey will motivate you to immediate action, so you can: 

  • Set up an emergency fund (believe me, you're going to need it)
  • Pay off your home mortgage? it is possible.
  • Prepare for college funding (your kids will love you for it)
  • Maximize your retirement investing so you can live your golden years in financial peace
  • Build wealth like crazy!

With incentive exercises that really do exercise your spending and saving habits, Ramsey will get your mind and your money working to make your life free of fiscal stress and strain. It's a no-nonsense plan that will not only make over your money habits, but it will also completely transform your life. For more information or to sign up email steiner80@shaw.ca or joypalmeter@gmail.com Coming September 2017! The evening of the study is still to be determined. 

Student Ministry | Highlands | Beginning September 13 | Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Students in grade 6-12 join us on Wednesday nights from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. beginning October 18, 2017 as we explore life’s most significant questions through the brand new Student Alpha Film Series.
For more information email meganapennell@gmail.com, courtney@canvaschurch.ca, or Ashley@canvaschurch.ca