Contrarians Guide to Knowing God

In the fall of 2019, our church embarked on a year of seeking to draw closer to God. As part of that, we launched a church-wide study where everyone would study the same book for a period of time. The book is A Contrarian’s Guide to Knowing God, by Larry Osborne.

Pastor Ryan kicked off each week’s study topic with his Sunday sermon, which was keyed to Larry Osborne’s video series on RightNow Media. These are the five sermons.

  1. Leave the Rules Behind
  2. You Don’t Need more Faith or Passion
  3. You Don’t Need Someone Else’s Habits or Gifts
  4. Don’t Let Tools Become Rules
  5. Is It a Sin to be Average?


From January 13 to March 31, 2019, Pastor Ryan Emmons explored the Ten Commandments. Are they still relevant today? Why or why not? What did Jesus have to say about them? And how do we live out each commandment in the post-Easter kingdom of God, and in our current community and world?


Songs of the Season

Pastor Ryan Emmons tells the story behind some favourite Christmas songs, and highlights their spiritual significance.

Songs include:

December 2, 2018 – “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear”

December 9, 2018: “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”

December 16, 2018: “O Come, All Ye Faithful”

December 23, 2018: “O Little town of Bethlehem”

December 24, 2018 (Christmas Eve): “O Come, O Come Emmanuel”

December 30, 2018: “Joy to the World!”



This sermon series is based on the book of the same name by Bill Hybels.

Just a few steps and a friendly hello may be all it takes to change someone’s lifeā€”and their eternity! And the good news is, it has more to do with taking a genuine interest in another person and listening to their story than it does with learning evangelism tactics and techniques

Pastor Ryan preached on this topic for four weeks, from September 10 to October 1, 2017.