Greg & Sheila Neuman PASTOR

Greg and Sheila Neuman have been pastoring in Barrie since 1996. They have been happily married since 1985 with three sons, three daughter-in-law’s, one grandson and five granddaughters! Greg is also the president of the ONE CHURCH BARRIE (formerly Barrie Christian Council) in the city of Barrie, a network of several churches and ministries in the city.

In all that they do, they desire to see Jesus lifted up and His kingdom established for the glory of God.

What We Believe

  • God is bigger and better and closer than we can imagine.
  • The Bible is God’s perfect guidebook for living.
  • Jesus is God showing himself to us. He is God’s Son.
  • Through His Holy Spirit, God lives in and through us now.
  • Nothing in creation “just happened.” God made it all.
  • Grace given to us is the only way to have a relationship with God.
  • Faith is the only way to grow in our relationship with God.
  • The church is to serve people like Jesus served people.
  • Heaven and hell are real places. Death is a beginning, not the end.
  • Jesus is coming
  • God has allowed evil to provide us with a choice, God can bring good even out of evil events and God promises victory over evil to those who choose him.
  • There is nothing too difficult for God. We believe miracles are for today and many in big church have personally experienced miracles from God.

For a more complete statement, including Bible verses click here.

Why do I need a small group?

We have 8 good reasons why.

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Where do you belong?

Whether you’re on a life journey toward faith in Christ or on a life journey with Christ, we invite you to belong in true community.

At big church., people believe that becoming like Jesus Christ is the ultimate life goal and happens best in a small group setting where good intentions become great actions.

In living rooms, coffee shops and workplaces around Barrie and the surrounding areas including Orillia, people are gathering regularly in small groups to create a caring community and become the church where they live, work and play.

Core values

These core values are the foundation for big church small groups:

  • Small groups provide the best environment for life change.
  • Small groups need a qualified, trained leader in order to be successful.
  • Small groups need to expand and multiply so that eventually every person can be connected to others.
  • Small groups provide the ultimate environment for sharing in the care of others.
  • True community should be modeled and practiced by leaders at every level.

What is a small group?

A small group is a group of people who regularly meet to grow in their relationships, experience spiritual formation, and engage in activities with a mission. Each small group has a leader that will create a safe environment for people to share true feelings and ask tough questions, grow deeper in their relationship with God and one another, and be challenged to live for God’s ultimate purpose.

Small groups meet together according to shared likenesses - such as gender, life stage, work, areas of service, or major life events.

How do I get connected?

You can contact us by phone (705) 835-7565 or email us at [email protected]

and one of our pastors will discuss with you the various groups and find one suitable for you.