01 2018

Taking God’s Mercy and Love into the New Year

The holiday season is traditionally a time for giving thanks, and we on the Diaconate have a lot to be thankful. With over 17 new Diaconate candidates and over $435K raised for the Mercy Fund between the four Redeemer churches, we are overflowing with gratitude for the generosity of God's people and the ways He provides for our ministry's needs. If you feel led to support our ministry of mercy and have not done so yet, you can contribute at redeemer.com/mercygift.

In addition to moving forward with officer candidate interviews and training, the Diaconate will also begin the new year by offering a few holistic programs to provide spiritual care and practical support to our congregants.

Divorce Care Group for Women

A new divorce care group for women will form beginning February 8. This group is for individuals in any stage of divorce and seeks to provide mutual support and a fresh start through scripture, prayer and a divorce recovery workbook. The group will meet every other week through the end of May and offers a safe and caring environment to women who are processing the pain of divorce and seeking biblical guidance and encouragement. If you are interested in joining, please register at redeemer.com/divorcecare and our facilitator will contact you regarding availability.

Job Search Skills Training

The Diaconate's Job Search Ministry is also excited to begin another year of Job Search Skills Training classes. Skills Training is a 5-session course to equip professionals with the necessary skills for a successful job search. Topics include job fit assessment, career search strategy, resume writing, LinkedIn, engaging recruiters, mock interviewing and mock salary negotiations. The January Skills Training class begins on the 11th and will conclude on the 30th, however the second Skills Training of the year will begin shortly after on February 15. For dates, topics, and registration, please visit redeemer.com/jobskills.

Please pray for the Diaconate as we continue to show God’s love and mercy, helping people out of difficult circumstances and being facilitators of the work God is doing in their lives this year.




Articles in this Issue

Cultural (dis) engagement
Tim Keller
 
How public faith brought me to Christ
Susan Nacorda
 
Important news from the Center for Faith & Work
 
Authentic neighbor: The gospel power of proximity
Peter Ong
 
How Don’t Walk By will change your view of NYC
Hope for New York
 
Short-Term Mission Sundays 2018
 
Research at Redeemer Counseling Services
 
Taking God’s Mercy and Love into the New Year
Jenny Chang
 
Hope for all in Hong Kong
Susan Thorson
 
Short-Term Mission to Madagascar
Christina Stanton
 
Editor’s correction