New Time Downtown Service 10:30AM

Mandate

To reawaken the spiritual heartbeat of our city and restore the church to front and centre relevance in people’s everyday lives.

“This is the first time I was ever in a city where you couldn’t throw a brick without breaking a church window. Yet I was told you are going to build one more…” – Mark Twain, during his first visit to Montreal, 1881.

Ever since her beginnings Montreal has known religion. Her roots are founded in it. Her architecture houses it. Her people speak it. Yet in the heart of this great city is a desire for more than religion. In this city only a few decades ago a ‘quiet revolution’ occurred where people abandoned the church religion and moved the society towards her very secular posture, where Montreal stands right now.

But secularization does not satisfy or awaken the spiritual heartbeat found within each and every individual alive on planet earth. Only a RESURGENCE of Jesus can do this.

In a life-giving environment hearts are reawakened and the church can become a place for gathering followers of Jesus, and those who have lost their way, back home together in true community. This will restore the local church back to her place of relevance in people’s everyday lives and within the city itself.

We sense within the heart of this nation Canada, the province of Quebec and most specifically right now in Montreal, a new spiritual awakening and Resurgent Church is honoured to be apart of this resurgence.

When & Where

SUNDAYS AT 10:30AM

DOWNTOWN SERVICE

The Cineplex Odeon Forum, Atwater

2313 St. Catherine St. West Suite 101, Montréal, QC H3H 1N2
Metro: Atwater

Model

We will plant life giving churches within Montreal – Our model is to pioneer life giving Resurgent Church Communities around the city of Montreal, and off-island as the need arises.

These communities will gather in rented buildings that can facilitate a great atmosphere for worship, a deep sense of connectedness, a vibrant kids ministry and convenient access to public transport and parking.

We have launched our first Resurgent Church Community to serve the Montreal City area. This Community is experiencing exciting growth with people traveling from all across the Island of Montreal, Laval, South Shore and further in from the West Island. So as we continue to grow we will look at where to plant our next Resurgent Church Community.

This plan will be executed with a strategy and wise stewardship, however the plan must always remain fluid and yielded to the greater plan that God has for His Church. The plan to plant more Resurgent communities will only ever be accomplished after each previously planted community finds health, strength and self-sustainability.

What to Expect

New to Resurgent Church… Coffee is On the House!

We would love to host you as a first time visitor. Let us know you are coming via email

When you arrive you can tell our super friendly hosts that it is your first time and we will take care of you and your family.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Which metro station/bus stop do I get off at for the Downtown Service?
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Atwater Metro or a bus to Atwater Metro on Sainte Catherine

2. Is there parking at the Downtown Service?

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Yes there is free underground parking

3. Where do I go to sign my kids in to kids church on Sunday mornings?

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You can sign your children in online here.

RKids has a whole area to themselves on the basement floor of the Cinema Complex. When you arrive to the ground level our hosts will show you where RKids are.

If you come a few minutes early it will assist in the check-in process. If you arrive right on time then our check-in for kids will be upstairs right near the main cinema we are meeting in because kids stay in for our worship.

4. How can I get connected?

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Resurgent Church is a community that highly values authentic connections. There are many ways to connect.

Before and after our services we serve espresso coffee to first time guests and those who have attended before can also purchase this coffee from our highly skilled baristas in the foyer. So come early or stay around to meet some great people.

DNA is our 4 week connection program to find your place in Resurgent Church.

RHubs are a great connection point midweek. For more information email hello@resurgentchurch.ca

You can also fill in our online connect form here for one of our super friendly Connections Team to call you and see how we can help you.

5. What time are the services?

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RTEAM Volunteers meeting is at 9:30am with our Lead Pastors, and all are welcome to this. The main service is at 10:30am but you are welcome to come at 10am for a coffee.

Mission

re·sur·gent [ri-sur-juh nt] adjective:

To sweep or surge back again with new strength
To rise again with a new consciousness
To awaken from the dead to new life
To experience renewal or revival

Reveal Jesus

We will be carriers of His grace, truth, power and presence.

Revive Dreams

We will cultivate an environment that incubates audacious dreams.

Release Leaders

We will create a pathway for leaders to influence every sphere of society.

Meet the Lead Pastors

Andrew and Vanessa have been married 16 years and have four beautiful daughters Indianna Hope, Avalon Jade, Eden Cleopatra and Sahara Justice. Andrew’s passion is seeing people reach their full potential in Christ. He has an advanced Diploma in Christian Leadership and is completing his final thesis as part of his MBA in Entrepreneurialism. Vanessa’s passion is seeing people find wholeness. She has a Degree in Christian Counselling and worked as a Life Coach for many years.

Having found Jesus in their young adult years, they both served voluntarily and on staff positions at Hillsong Church, Sydney Australia for over ten years. In 2003 they travelled to Canada and France with a desire to plant a church in either of those nations. However a clear call from God came to pioneer a church on the Gold Coast, Australia and so they laid down their dreams for the Northern Hemisphere.

In 2004 they were blessed and supported by Hillsong to pioneer Generation Church with 9 people. For 10 years their church thrived, extended to three campuses on the Gold Coast and grew to around 1500 people. Over those 10 years they released team to plant a church in Bali, Indonesia (www.theparadisechurch.com) and Chicago, USA (www.peoplechurch.org)

In 2014 they transitioned their church, Generation Church to Hillsong Church who were extending their Brisbane Campus to the Gold Coast. Having come from this church originally, Andrew and Vanessa knew that the people they had loved and pastored for 10 years would transition well into this environment.

Montreal, Quebec is not ‘another stop’ for a few years. The call to the Northern Hemisphere at 40 years old, for Andrew and Vanessa and their family, is a fulfilment of a long term dream. They have come into Canada on a Religious Workers Visa, but their heart for this city, province, nation and beyond is for the absolute long term. Resurgent Church, by the grace of God, will be a long term, generational work here in Quebec, which we believe will extend beyond these borders also.

Andrew Hoyes

Vanessa Hoyes

Andrew and Vanessa have been married 16 years and have four beautiful daughters Indianna Hope, Avalon Jade, Eden Cleopatra and Sahara Justice. Andrew’s passion is seeing people reach their full potential in Christ. He has an advanced Diploma in Christian Leadership and is completing his final thesis as part of his MBA in Entrepreneurialism. Vanessa’s passion is seeing people find wholeness. She has a Degree in Christian Counselling and worked as a Life Coach for many years.

Having found Jesus in their young adult years, they both served voluntarily and on staff positions at Hillsong Church, Sydney Australia for over ten years. In 2003 they travelled to Canada and France with a desire to plant a church in either of those nations. However a clear call from God came to pioneer a church on the Gold Coast, Australia and so they laid down their dreams for the Northern Hemisphere.

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In 2004 they were blessed and supported by Hillsong to pioneer Generation Church with 9 people. For 10 years their church thrived, extended to three campuses on the Gold Coast and grew to around 1500 people. Over those 10 years they released team to plant a church in Bali, Indonesia (www.theparadisechurch.com) and Chicago, USA (www.peoplechurch.org)

Church planting has always been their passion and in 2014 God stirred that dormant dream in their hearts to relocate to the northern hemisphere. This came as a complete ‘suddenly’ since their hearts were now knitted to the people on the Gold Coast. In September 2014 they transitioned their church to be apart of Hillsong Church as they launched on the Gold Coast and it became a win win for the Kingdom!

“And here we are. God is so kind. He spoke this word Montreal into our hearts in May, 2014 and so we jumped on a plane a few months later to discover she is the most perfect city to pioneer Resurgent Church. We don’t think there would have been more than a handful of people that knew we had asked God whether He would release us to Canada or France to serve and love for all our days… But God heard our request 10 years ago and although we had laid down the desire He now is doing ‘more than we could ask or imagine even in our wildest dreams’ (Ephesians 3:20) in French Canada – beautiful Quebec.

So this leads us to RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW, this moment in time.. embarking on the adventure of a lifetime. We sold everything we own, packed our 6 bags as a family and have an incredible team of Australians and two Irish who have relocated with us to begin this crazy adventure of faith also. Our girls are so up for it, our hearts are ready and our vision for God’s Church in this city is growing each day (so is our passion to learn French!)”

Andrew Hoyes

Vanessa Hoyes

Manifesto

Unlocking your innovative potential

Unlocking your innovative potential

"Get the mind of Christ for the new, the fresh and the never been done before,
Your frustration leads you to innovation,
We serve the God of the breakthrough
Position yourself in environments which unlock entrepreneurial potential"

    Living your life without pretense

    Living your life without pretense

    "Be the most real YOU that you can be
    We serve the God of the clean slate and the second chance so shame has no place here.
    True community can only be found in your courage to be transparent and vulnerable,
    Take a journey towards wholeness and watch God use you on the way
    Take off the masks, let down the walls … let the real you stand up."

      Expressing an all consuming enthusiasm

      Expressing an all consuming enthusiasm

      "Give the very best of you to people
      Do it scared,
      Make the most of every moment,
      See the opportunity in every challenge
      Live loud and proud
      Get back up again when you get knocked down"

        Giving the margin that causes increase

        Giving the margin that causes increase

        "People matter,
        You cannot out-give God,
        Sacrifice is about heart,
        The blessing is in the extra mile"

          A loyalty towards that which is sacred

          A loyalty towards that which is sacred

          "Build what God loves and He will build what you love.
          Your capacity is discovered in the stretch,
          The local church is built not on the gift and talent of a few but on the sacrifice of many ……
          Serve a cause greater than yourself
          Favour is not just about you. God loves you and wants to favour you but it is not just for you. It is to flow through you."

            Get Connected

            Connect Program

            Connect is our 4 week connection program to find your place in Resurgent Church.

            There are four one hour sessions, one offered each week straight after each of our gatherings. Join us at any stage of the month.

            101 Belong (1st week of the month)

            101 Belong (1st week of the month)

            Hosted by our lead Pastors, Andrew and Vanessa, you will hear their passion about the local church and how you can deepen a sense of belonging at Resurgent.

              201 Believe (2nd week of the month)

              201 Believe (2nd week of the month)

              Our team will host an engaging session covering the foundations of our faith as a Christ follower. You will also learn how to grow daily in your devotion to Jesus.

                301 Discover (3rd week of the month)

                301 Discover (3rd week of the month)

                This ones about YOU! A fun and interactive session discovering your dreams, your personality, spiritual gifts and team dynamics.

                  401 Dream (4th week of the month)

                  401 Dream (4th week of the month)

                  Our ministry leaders share about the areas of Resurgent Church where you can be involved. There is something unique that you can bring and we can't wait to meet you!

                    RGroups

                    RGROUP Term 1 Details

                    Rgroups form a real sense of community amongst those who call Resurgent Church ‘HOME’. These groups are held for 10 weeks beginning the week of February 8 and ending the week of April 16. Please note some will be weekly and others, bi-weekly. Also note that some require regular attendance due to the nature of the study and others are open for your convenience and availability.

                     

                    The purpose of these RGroups is for connection, care and Christ-Centred conversation.

                     

                    This term we are launching 8 RGroups across the city and into Laval, West Island and Vaudreuil.

                     

                    WINTER Feb 7th – April 16th


                    SPRING/SUMMER May 22nd – July 30th


                    FALL Sept 11th – Nov 26th

                    Pastor Andrew & Peter

                    Pastor Andrew & Peter

                    Pastor Andrew & Peter – Marketplace RGroup
                    Tuesday mornings at 6:45am, Downtown

                    We are passionate about men and women influencing the Marketplace for the kingdom of God. This first term we will host a men only Marketplace Rgroup with the view to raise up a Women’s Marketplace Group next term. We will eat breakfast, engage in honest conversations, inspire one another and position Jesus in all our spheres of influence.

                      Carlo & Dom

                      Carlo & Dom

                      Carlo & Dom – Men’s RGroup
                      7pm weekly on Tuesday evenings in NDG

                      This RGroup is designed to create a spirit of comradery and brotherhood between men as we grow in grace and freedom, learning to conquer and influence in every sphere of our life. . We will be studying the grace of God through Joseph Prince’s book Destined to Reign and how to apply this grace to set us free and equip us to reign in life!”

                        KARLA & Ps. VANESSA

                        KARLA & Ps. VANESSA

                        HOSTED BY KARLA & Ps. VANESSA
                        Bi-Weekly on Wednesday Evenings

                        This group will be for women in all spheres of Influence and Leadership in their professional lives. Propel offers the tools needed to lead more effectively, helping women internalize a leadership identity. This Rgroup will meet on a bi-weekly basis where we will discuss our passions as women, learn to walk more confidently in our purpose, and fulfill our potential.

                          ISABELLE & DOMINIC

                          ISABELLE & DOMINIC

                          HOSTED BY ISABELLE & DOMINIC
                          Bi- weekly on Saturdays

                          Come join us Bi-Weekly for some fun in the sun this summer! Outings will take place on Saturday Daytime or Evening depending on the activity. This is a RGroup that is open to EVERYONE!
                          Activities will have varying costs, those wishing to join and just be involved are welcome as well! Events will be announced the week BEFORE the date in order to allow proper registration counts.

                            DOMINIC

                            DOMINIC

                            HOSTED BY DOMINIC
                            Bi-Weekly

                            With the amazing warm weather around the corner and the many inviting terraces Montreal has to offer, we look forward to gathering and connecting as a group around inspiring conversations, doing life together and enjoying some delicious food and drinks over this spring/summer. Terrace Talks is open to anyone from 18 years and up, Men and Women. We will be trying a few different spots around downtown and Old Montreal, hope to see you there!

                              Sam & Sara Cherry

                              Sam & Sara Cherry

                              Sam & Sara Cherry – West Island Adult RGroup
                              7:15pm bi-weekly on Thursday evenings in Vaudreuil

                              “An RGroup open to men and women, married or unmarried from the West Island and surrounding areas. We will be doing a study named “Daring Faith” as an RGroup and will really learn what it means to have a bold, unshakable faith – A faith that gives us the courage to go out and impact the world around us. We can’t wait to do life with you, and get to know you better!”

                                BRODIE & LAUREN

                                BRODIE & LAUREN

                                HOSTED BY BRODIE & LAUREN (17-25s)
                                Weekly, Thursdays at 7pm

                                We are so excited to announce that we had over 60 young adults come out for the launch of our first term of RGroups. This term we will be multiplying the group into two separate groups, one for ages 17-25 and the other 26-35. We look forward to gathering weekly for great conversations that center around our faith, scripture and devotionals and once a month we are exciting to combine both groups for one big young adults event. Can't wait to see you there!

                                  MILLER & MICHELLE

                                  MILLER & MICHELLE

                                  HOSTED BY MILLER & MICHELLE (25-35s)
                                  Weekly, Thursdays at 7pm

                                  We are so excited to announce that we had over 60 young adults come out for the launch of our first term of RGroups. This term we will be multiplying the group into two separate groups, one for ages 17-25 and the other 26-35. We look forward to gathering weekly for great conversations that center around our faith, scripture and devotionals and once a month we are exciting to combine both groups for one big young adults event. Can't wait to see you there!

                                    Erin

                                    Erin

                                    Erin’s RGroup – Young Mums
                                    Thursday mornings at 10am in Westmount

                                    “Calling all Resurgent mummas. It’s time for us to hang out and do life together. Feel free to bring your babies as my house is totally kid friendly. We look forward to walking this awesome journey with you!”

                                      Welcome to Rkids

                                      Rkids is a safe and fun-based learning environment, where our children will grow their personal relationship with Jesus, develop a passion for the House of God and find incredible mentors and friends to encourage them on their faith journey. Each week our children have the opportunity to worship together, interact with engaging teaching that will allow them to discover more about the truth of Jesus mixed with lots of intentional fun along the way.

                                      Early Childhood: (Toddlers –Kindergarten)

                                      Our philosophy at Rkids is that you are never too “young” to know the love of Jesus. So each week we create a nurturing environment for this age group filled age-specific lessons that will capture their attention and imagination pointing them towards Jesus.

                                      Elementary: (Grade 1 – 4)

                                      In their early years of schooling children are looking for a place they can both belong and have FUN. So our program is designed in such a way that they will begin to build friendships with others their age, and leaders passionate about their future, in a fun filled environment that will see them loving being in church each week.

                                      Pre-Teens: (Grade 5 – 7)

                                      Transitioning from child to teenager is a whole new world of fun and challenge for young people these days, and at Rkids we are passionate about equipping them to do this well. So we have created a special zone specifically for this age group to come together, find their confidence in Jesus and begin to outwork this journey alongside some outstanding mentors and leaders.

                                      Leadership Team

                                      At Rkids the safety of all involved in our programs is of highest priority. Therefore, all of our leaders and volunteers have all undergone a screening process upon joining the team that includes an RCMP background check. We also provide all team members with regular training in both our emergency procedures and child protection policies. These team requirements allows us to ensure our duty of care towards all entrusted into our program.

                                      (Please note: must be completed individually per child)

                                      If you do not get a chance to do this before you arrive for the first time then just plan an extra 2-5 minutes per child at check-in.

                                      RESURGENT INTERNSHIPS

                                      Become a Resurgent Intern

                                      The Resurgent Internship is the perfect forum for us to do what we are most passionate about: releasing people into their God-given potential.

                                      There is nothing in the world that we love more than to create environments of innovation and training where your destiny is shaped and molded by God for significant kingdom influence everywhere and everyday.

                                      With an incredible team, we are committed to coaching and mentoring individuals from every sphere of life. This internship program has seen incredible people emerge in the life of our church leadership experience.

                                      Your journey as a Resurgent Intern will inspire you to reach higher, dream bigger, take bolder steps & pursue all that God has called you to. We look forward to partnering with you to fulfill your God-given destiny

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