Loneliness is a growing epidemic in our country. Many studies show that loneliness has negative implications on our lives physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. The root problem of loneliness is multi-layered and complex, but God makes it very clear that it is not good for someone to live their life alone (Genesis 2:18). Each and every person is made in the image of a relational and loving God, who has existed in a selfless loving community for all eternity. Therefore, we are created and hardwired to know and be known by God and others. In other words, we are created for relationships. When Jesus invites us to follow him as his disciples, he simultaneously invites us into community.
Community groups are a weekly neighborhood-based rhythm created to cultivate deep relationships at Redeemer. This is where we intentionally come together as the family of God each week to share a meal, read the scriptures, pray together, and share life together. In other words, where we are becoming transformed to look more like Jesus (Acts 2:42-47). We also believe that close proximity with others is where we truly live out and grow in our values of emotional health and multiethnic unity.