Redemption Groups are 8-week small groups where participants experience the transforming love of God in life’s deepest areas of sin and suffering.
Redemption Groups are about your life connecting with Jesus’ life in community. Group participants actively engage with one another: listening, sharing, comforting, and challenging. Group discussions tend to be very candid. The experience tends to help participants grow in how they relate to God, themselves, and others with greater love and honesty.
Someone entangled in a habitual sin, like addiction, not only needs delivery from sin, but also to come face to face with a redeemer who delivers from suffering, pain, and misery. Someone limping from the wounds of abuse is not only desperate to know the compassionate presence of Jesus, but is also in great need of the Word, which discerns the sinful intentions that turn a wounded heart into a wounding heart. Our sins and sufferings are inextricably interwoven and Jesus redeems it all.
Redemption Groups are a form of biblical counseling. They help people with all sorts of struggles to reframe their own stories within God’s story and to deeply experience Christ’s love and work of redemption in their own lives. That makes these groups a vital component in many care plans. We also value comprehensive care, though we don’t provide all of the forms of care that might be needed. So some group participants may also need to seek additional forms of help both inside and outside of the church, including for example: long-term accountability, rehab, medical care, individualized counseling or therapy or medication. Redemption Groups are not a substitute for those services where they are needed.