community
groups

following Jesus together to be a blessing to others

Community Groups (CGs) at Redeemer West Side gather regularly for support and encouragement, prayer, Bible reflection, and service. 

God created us to be in caring communities that bless those outside the church. Redeemer West Side aims for each of our CGs to find creative ways to serve others, our neighborhoods, and the city.

find a group

We’re excited to welcome you into a Redeemer Community Group. We also have a “Questioning Christianity” group for adults who are curious to explore Christianity.

Questions? Email [email protected] and a team member will get back to you.

our community group philosophy of ministry

Every community has a mission.
Every mission has a community.

We embrace the church’s identity as sent. Jesus told the earliest leaders of the church, “As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you” (John 20:21). 

Jesus sent a community. So every expression of the church should be missional, and every missional effort should have a core group of Jesus followers behind it.

What is the church’s mission? 

In their book The Faith of Leap: Embracing a Theology of Risk, Adventure & Courage, Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch write, 

Mission is the practical demonstration, whether by speech or by action, of the glorious lordship of Jesus. It is where we get to create little foretastes of the kingdom of Jesus, which has come and is still yet to fully come.

The kingdom of Jesus is an alternative way of living in the world. It’s marked by devotion to God and sacrificial love for our neighbors.

We believe mission is the greatest crucible for both community and individual formation. 

Mission bonds us together as we pursue common causes with each other in service to others. 

Mission stretches our faith to believe God can and will bring new life and hope to the world.

read more on community and mission

To go deeper into community and the church’s mission, we recommend these books.

Discipleship That Fits: The Five Kinds of Relationships God Uses to Help Us Grow
by Bobby William Harrington, Alex Absalom

The Search to Belong: Rethinking Intimacy, Community, and Small Groups
by Joseph R. Myers

The Church as Movement: Starting and Sustaining Missional-Incarnational Communities
by JR Woodward and Dan White Jr.

Untamed: Reactivating a Missional Form of Discipleship
by Alan Hirsch and Debra Hirsch

The Faith of Leap: Embracing a Theology of Risk, Adventure & Courage
by Michael Frost and Alan Hirsch