Join us Sundays at 11:00AM
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
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 in the Westmount/NDG area, and our second Community Downtown. These make up our City Gatherings. As we begin RHubs off the island each Friday Night (link to RHubs), then we will see where the next area would be to begin gathering when there is need.
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 Us!
Frequently Asked Questions
Vendome (and look for the Resurgent Team)
Otherwise walk towards the Victoria Hospital to the underpass
2. Is there parking at the Westmount Community?
Yes we have ample parking right onsite at the Crowley.
We have reserved parking for parents with babies, the elderly and disabled. Please come to the front Carpark on Crowley Ave and our Carpark team will host you.
Please note that traffic attendants are constantly giving tickets for illegal parking so allow our Carpark team to host you specifically to the correct areas.
3. Where do I go to sign my kids in to kids church on Sunday mornings?
You can sign your children in online here.
Or as you as you arrive you can bring them to Resurgent Kids Ministry and our team will assist you. Sign in will take approximately 2 minutes per child so we encourage new families to arrive at least 10 minutes early to settle your children.
Our midweek Downtown Community does not have a children’s program.
4. How can I get connected?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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?
Sunday Mornings our Westmount Community gathers for a service from 11am – 12:30pm. Come early from 10:30am for coffee or to register your children for Resurgent Kids.
Wednesday Nights our Downtown Community gathers for a service from 7pm – 8:30pm. Come early from 6:30pm for coffee. There is no kids program at this service.
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
We will be carriers of His grace, truth, power and presence.
We will cultivate an environment that incubates audacious dreams.
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 a 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.
"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"
"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."
"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"
You cannot out-give God,
Sacrifice is about heart,
The blessing is in the extra mile"
"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."
DNA Connections Program
There are four one hour sessions, one offered each week straight after each of our gatherings. Join us at any stage 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.
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.
This ones about YOU! A fun and interactive session discovering your dreams, your personality, spiritual gifts and team dynamics.
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!
Once a month we gather across Montreal, on and off island, in Resurgent Hubs.
We host them on a Friday Night for the whole family.
1st Friday of the month Downtown
2nd Friday of the month on the West Island
3rd Friday of the month on the South Shore
4th Friday of the month in Laval
These are locations where Resurgent comes to you! A home full of people of all ages, who gather for connection and a deeper sense of spiritual community together. There will be great food, engaging conversation, a facilitated discussion around a simple study of the Bible in RHubs and care for your children. For more information email or visit our Information Desk at our weekly gatherings.
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.
(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.
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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