Life Together through the COVID-19 Pandemic!
What is the plan?
At Redemption Community Church, we desire to see God use us to impact every area of life and culture. We traditionally organize ourselves around 3 types of gatherings. We use DNA Groups, Community Groups and our Sunday Worship Gathering to work toward accomplishing what God has called us to do.
Through the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to think strategically about the best way to continue living on mission in such a way that we would glorify God and serve others. For instance, right now, we are not gathering in person in a large group. We will gather together for corporate worship once per month, but will use the other weeks to meet in homes as we study the Scripture, serve and fellowship together.
We believe it is helpful to try to give a clear explanation as to what each avenue of gathering is and how you can connect.
DNA groups are designed to be the first avenue of discipleship and care in our local fellowship. Each group studies the Bible together, provides care for each other and seeks to help one another obey Jesus in all things.
Community groups are our primary groups for ministry and mission. Each groups seeks to study the Bible together, share meals, serve others and fellowship together.
Sunday Gatherings are designed to bring all of our groups together to equip and encourage every follower of Jesus to live in a way that would bring glory to God and serve our neighbors well. Currently, we only have 1 Sunday Gathering/month.
What happens in a Community Group?
Here’s a quick summary. Each week CG’s meet together to study the Bible to better understand how it applies to life and how we should respond to God. CG’s also share a meal together each week. Once a month CG’s serve in the Oxford area to bring light and life into the community. Finally, once a month CG’s plan a fun activity to share together.
Visit our Facebook page to find out meeting times for Community Groups.
Why Community Groups?
We believe life transformation happens when we walk together, not primarily by sitting and listening to a sermon. We love sermons, but we know the way in which we work out our faith is by sharing life together. CG’s are like family. They’re people who have agreed to love God, love one another and serve Oxford. CG’s strive to carry the truth of the Gospel into every area of life where they live, work and play. CG’s eat together, celebrate together, serve together, laugh together, care for one another and aim to demonstrate God’s great grace through life together.
You might ask, “Do I have to be a Christian to attend a CG?” Absolutely not. CG’s are great places for you to build relationships and learn more about the good news of Jesus.
Have Questions or Interested in Joining a Community Group?
Please take a moment to send us your information and we’ll get in contact with you to answer your questions or help you get connected with a Community Group!