5 Things in 5 Minutes is a monthly update for Redemption staff and leaders to help you stay in-the-loop with some of what’s happening across Redemption Church.
#1 • Updated Membership Packet
We recently made an update to the Redemption Membership Packet by adding a section under “Convictions” about Racism. This section was adapted from our larger document that was released this spring, Redemption Church, Racism, and the Gospel. You can download a PDF of the updated membership packet or see all the same content on our website.
#2 • Training: Caring for Victims of Abuse
On Friday, August 20 at R/Tempe, Redemption AZ will be hosting Darby Strickland, author of Is It Abuse?, for a training for pastors, leaders, lay counselors, small group leaders, marriage coaches, etc. She will help us learn how to identify abuse/oppression and how to help those suffering under it. This is a follow up to last year’s training with Chris Moles.
#3 • Redemption Summer Camps
This year there are two summer camps for youth, each one involving congregations to pull it off together (with talks of potentially one big, combined camp next year). Alhambra and West Mesa recently went to San Diego for a camp around the theme “Contrast” (photos below). Next weekend the Peoria, Tucson, Flagstaff, North Mountain, Gilbert, and Gateway youth will head to Point Loma for a camp.
#4 • Josh Butler on TGC’s Q & A Podcast
One of the Lead Pastors at Tempe, Josh Butler, was recently featured on The Gospel Coalition’s Q & A podcast, addressing questions about hell and judgment. It’s a topic he’s written a whole book about, The Skeletons in God’s Closet: The Mercy of Hell, the Surprise of Judgment, the Hope of Holy War. You’ll be encouraged by the thoughtful, biblical, and winsome way that Josh talks about the issue.
#5 • North Mountain’s New Home
R/North Mountain is the newest congregation in Redemption and has just moved to a new location, leasing space from Citizens Church. They’ve also moved to Sunday morning, meeting at 10:00am. Here are some photos from their first day in the new spot.