Many of us long to follow Jesus into the brokenness of the world, pushing beyond social media banter and shallow action into a deeper level of discussion, action, and prayer. That’s why we have launched our Prayer and Action Groups. These groups are an intensive community that’s focused on deeply engaging one area of brokenness together.


Interest Form

These groups are focused on four things:

1. Deeply understanding the focus issue through reading, discussion, and meeting with experts.

2. Praying together about the needs that we discover.

3. Developing a clear plan of action for each person in the group to use their gifts/abilities/resources to address the focus issue.

4. Identify opportunities for our church to get involved.

Affordable Housing

Leader: Logan Tokos
When: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
Start Date: 08/17
Location: Room 721 at Redemption Tempe
Commitment: 1 year
Weekly learning: There will be 1-2 hours of learning (reading, watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, conversation with experts) per week. There will be two types of content: formational and issue-specific learning.
Formational content: will include content to help shape our missiology, theology, and spiritual formation, and other themes that sustain our participation in God’s mission. The materials will be provided, but they will include readings from The Drama of Scripture, The Symphony of Mission, Martin Luther King Jr., Amy Sherman, Jackson Wu, and Vincent Bacote.
Issue-specific learning: The other half of our learning will focus on understanding the affordable housing issues. We will seek to deeply understand the issues and find genuine ways to address those problems.


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Health & Wellness

Americans are currently experiencing a crisis in physical, mental, and spiritual health despite dedicating more time and attention than any other time in history. This community is for anyone who wants to get healthier and contribute to the spiritual, physical, and mental flourishing of our city .

Participants will learn about many aspects of health such as a theology of health, nutrition, exercise, spiritual practices, goal setting, etc. Each participant will create a personalized plan to grow in spiritual, physical, and mental health. This group will also find ways to serve those who are struggling in our community with health issues.

Rather than meeting in a classroom, most meetings will be held on hiking trails in the Phoenix area during the cooler months.

When: Two Saturdays per month (8:00am-11:00am.)

Where: Most locations will be on easy or moderate hiking trails in the Phoenix area. The meetings will include a hike and a discussion about health at the end of the hike.

Summer Months: We will only gather once per month on Saturday mornings and meet indoors. We will either host cooking classes to show us how to cook healthy food or speakers to address important subjects related to health.


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At-Risk Students

The Prayer and Action Group has four objectives:

1. Deeply understand the people, places, and problems associated with At Risk Students through reading, discussion, and meeting with experts.

2. Praying together about the needs we discover.

3. Developing a clear action plan for each participant to use their gifts/abilities/resources to address the focus issue.

4. Supporting, encouraging, and helping each other follow Jesus as we engage in God’s mission.

Important Information for At-Risk Students

Phase 1: Sundays at 2:00pm (1/23-3/27)

There will be 1-2 hours of learning (reading, watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, conversation with experts) per week. There will be two types of content: missional (The Symphony of Mission) and issue-specific content (TBD). 

Phase 2: Meeting the second Sunday of each month (5/1/22-4/2/23) for prayer and bringing in a speaker. 

Location: TBD

Commitment: 1 year (after the competition of Phase 1)

Commitments:

  • Be shaped by the Biblical Story. 
  • Embrace the glory of the grind.
  • Disagreement is a gift.  
  • Commit to the Mission Plan.
  • Make peace with the proximate. (Something is better than nothing)
  • Help build the airplane while it’s in the air.   
  • All of life is All for Jesus.

 

 

 


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Criminal Justice

Leader: Jim Mullins
When: 2nd & 4th Tuesdays (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
Location: Redemption Tempe
Weekly learning: There will be 1-2 hours of learning (reading, watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, conversation with experts) per week. There will be two types of content: formational and issue-specific learning.


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Refugees

Leader: Nate Harper, Jennifer Rhode, and Shelby Little
When: 2nd & 4th Mondays (6:30 pm – 8:00 pm)
Where: Redemption Tempe
Weekly learning: There will be 1-2 hours of learning (reading, watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, conversation with experts) per week. There will be two types of content: formational and issue-specific learning.


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Sanctity of Life

Leader: Will Vucurevich
When: 1st & 3rd Tuesdays of each month (6:30 pm – 8:30 pm)
Where: Back Porch of Redemption Tempe (behind the offices)
Start Date: 03/16
Location: Back Porch at Redemption Tempe (this space is outdoors and heaters will be available if needed)
Commitment: 1 year
Weekly learning: There will be 1-2 hours of learning (reading, watching documentaries, listening to podcasts, conversation with experts) per week. There will be two types of content: formational and issue-specific learning.
Formational content: will include content to help shape our missiology, theology, and spiritual formation, and other themes that sustain our participation in God’s mission. The materials will be provided, but they will include readings from The Drama of Scripture, The Symphony of Mission, Martin Luther King Jr., Amy Sherman, Jackson Wu, and Vincent Bacote.
Issue-specific learning: The other half of our learning will focus on understanding the value and sanctity of life. We will seek to really understand the issues and genuine ways to address those problems.


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