We never tire of introducing new members of our Sojourn Network family! This week we want to introduce you to our newest church to join SN: Redeemer Bloomington in Bloomington, Indiana led by pastor Chris Jones. Hear their story, celebrate their wins, and please join us in praying for them in 2017!
Redeemer began in January of 2012 with about 20 adults meeting in a living room. Over the next several months that small group grew as we sought to build a gospel DNA and pray for what Redeemer would become. Redeemer publicly launched in September of 2012. Our prayer and desire is for Redeemer to be a gospel-centered community on mission. By God's grace over these past five years we've seen people meet Jesus in saving faith, we've seen believers brought together and built up in community, and we've seen them sent out on mission. We long to see the God's gospel and Christ's Kingdom spread throughout the city of Bloomington.
- We celebrated 22 baptisms in 2016.
- We hosted our first Care Clinic providing free medical exams, vision screenings, haircuts, school supplies, food packs and hygiene kits. About 90 volunteers from Redeemer were able to serve and care for over 200 visitors to the clinic.
- We have multiplied up to 14 Community Groups meeting throughout Bloomington.
How You Can Pray in 2017
- We have been sharing a building with an older church the last 2 years, but as we've grown and that church's future is uncertain we are now in need of a new location. Pray for God's provision and leading as we search for a space that would allow us to multiply gatherings and to keep reaching more people with the gospel.
- Pray that the Lord would raise up more leaders in our body: elders, deacons, and even a church planter.
- Pray that we would be a faithful witness for the gospel in our city.