Sunday, November 19
CREATION: THE BEGINNING OF LIFE AS WE KNOW IT
We’re getting ready to launch into an exciting time at Redeemer Church. From November 19 all the way through June 2018, we’ll be focused together on the great story of God’s love for us and the lengths God was willing to go to reach us with that love. We’ll be reading The Story, a version of scripture that puts everything together into a great narrative that reads like a novel that goes from Creation to the End of History. You can get in on The Story at any point, but why not start at the beginning!
Nov 26 God Builds a Nation
Dec 3 Joseph: From Slave to Deputy Pharaoh
Dec 10 Deliverance
Dec 17 New Commands and a New Covenant
Following Jesus is foundational to who we are and what we’re about. One of the places He’s led us is prison. After all, it is there that we visit Jesus himself (Matthew 25:36). Our Under the Door arm of the ministry reaches out to current inmates, while our Inside-Out Connections addresses the missed connection between ex-offenders and congregations. Each of these ministries has its own specific focus, but they work together to achieve our overall mission of bringing hope and help to current and former inmates by connecting them to God, each other, and the local church. Check us out at underthedoor.org!
Our passion is to be a visible, viable, valuable alternative to the current way of doing prison and ex-offender ministry. Our ministry has four main components:
- Praying with inmates as we distribute our Spiritual Survival Guide for Prison & Beyond at Stateville Prison.
- Inside-Out Connection Group – a weekly small group Bible study/support group exclusively for formerly incarcerated men.
- Pen Pal Ministry – correspondence with current prisoners, providing needed encouragement and hope.
- RED (Re-Entry Directory) Chicago – a resource for “returning citizens,” which connects them with local services and aid, and provides guidance for a successful re-entry and transition into the next phase of life.
Prison ministry plays a crucial role in the breaking through of God’s Kingdom into this world. All of the above-mentioned programs have volunteer opportunities available! If you have questions, would like more information, or are interested in getting involved in our prison and re-entry ministries, please contact Ben Blobaum at email@example.com or (224) 392-1834.
“…I was in prison, and you came to me.” ~ Jesus Christ