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“Be convinced of, trust, have confidence in, consider honest, consider truthful. To regard as true, accept, give credence to, credit, trust, put confidence in.”

Belief in God is so much more than simply acknowledging that He exists and that we are his creation, it is faith that He has created me with certain qualities, talents and abilities that are unique and that make me – me! A life of faith is therefore a life of discovery, of unraveling the mystery of me, and allowing God to reveal the true me. True belief in God is therefore a celebration of God and of who God made me to be.

At Desert Stream we are committed to you discovering God and discovering you. We are focused on enabling you to discover the person God made you to be. We desire that you come to see the wonderfully talent, gifted and anointed person that you are, a person placed on earth with great purpose and destiny.

It is our firm conviction and experience that, if you don’t know God, He ends up looking a lot like you, but as you truly believe in God you start looking a lot like Him! In other words when a person doesn’t know God, their image of God is shaped by their own experiences and perceptions and thus their idea of God is a being who is a lot like themselves; sharing all their ideas and imperfections. But as we grow in our faith and come to truly know God, He begins to change us and mold us and then we end up looking a lot like Him.

We have designed the following to strengthen your faith, to help you more deeply understand the God of the universe and the person He has made you to be.


Band of Brothers

Men’s Prayer is a group that meets throughout the Fall, Winter & Spring, every Thursday morning @ 7:45 am, here at Desert Stream. This is a time of prayerfully seeking God, a time of refreshment and time of fellowship.

Men’s Breakfast Buffet occurs the fourth Saturday of each month at 8 am (Sept – June). For the cost of $10 you get a full breakfast buffet and will hear a powerful word of encouragement & testimony from our featured guest speaker that month.

The Women's Network

Women of Prayer meets every Wednesday morning @ 7:30 am here at Desert Stream! This is a time of prayerfully seeking God, a time of refreshment and time of fellowship.

The Women’s Network has various other events throughout the year such as our Christmas Party and Spring Luncheon/Tea. For more information please contact the church office @ 613-968-5348 and keep checking our online calendar!

Life Groups

Life Groups form 3 times a year (Sept.-Nov., Jan.-Mar., Apr.-Jun.) to facilitate deeper Christian relationships outside the Sunday morning experience. We believe that Christianity is a relational experience; you can’t have spiritual maturity apart from relational maturity. Most groups meet to discuss and apply the previous Sunday morning’s sermon topic. The goal it to be both relational and practical. We have sign up at the church 3 weeks prior to launching them each season. Groups meet on different days and at different times, some groups are age based (under 35, couples with tweens, seniors, etc), while other groups are open to all.

If you have questions about Life Groups please contact the church office or email Pastor Marc Henshaw directly at [email protected].