Our next Redemption Group cycle will begin at the start of the Fall 2018 semester. If you want to be notified of information pertaining to the next cycle, let us know by filling out this form.
What Is A Redemption Group?
At The Paradox our City Groups are the highway for the mission of God we have been invited on; Redemption Groups are the rest stop. A Redemption Group is an intense small group that digs deep into difficult and seldom-discussed areas of life, such as abuse, addiction, and trials of all sorts. We have had participants that our in the midst of all sorts of struggles and sin from addictions, eating disorders, abuse, marital struggle, pride, and self-righteousness.Redemption Groups are typically held twice a year in the Spring and Fall semesters.
What A Redemption Group Is Not
Redemption Groups are not an on-going support group because they meet for only ten weeks. Redemption Groups are not organized by particular struggles because we all need to be redeemed in our suffering and sin. Redemption Groups are not for those considered “spiritually mature” or “really messed up” because we are all in desperate need of the gospel. Redemption Groups are not a substitute for a City Group because of its time-limited nature.
What Is The Format And End Goal For Redemption Group?
The Redemption Group evenings start with a gathered time of worship and hearing God’s story from Exodus, where the Israelites journey through the wilderness from slavery to freedom. Afterward, you will gather with your small group to journey together through life issues that you’re dealing with. Redemption Groups are far beyond a Bible study; this is about life study—coming face to face with Jesus our Redeemer, who delivers us from our suffering, pain and misery. Each participant leaves Redemption Groups with a new way of seeing God and themselves, along with being equipped to continually work out redemption in their own lives in gospel community.
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Read some excerpts from a participant who blogged about their experience in a recent Redemption Group session.