What are Redemption Groups?

Brett Allison – deacon of Redemption Groups at CityView – describes the Redemption Groups experience in the video below.

Redemption Groups Stories

Redemption Groups Podcast

A Redemption Group™ is an intense small group that is designed to help us grow as disciples.

At CityView, we usually have one cycle of Redemption Groups per year (usually in the winter or early spring). Please be aware that space is always limited. Dates, registration and information for our most recent cycle is below.

Whether we have a new Redemption Group Cycle coming soon or not, get a head start by reading “Redemption: Freed by Jesus from the Idols We Worship and the Wounds We Carry” by Mike Wilkerson.

Redemption Groups were developed by Mike Wilkerson, president of the Redemption Group Network.

  • Redemption Groups: Winter 2018

    Friday, Jan. 12th: 6:00-8:00pm & 8:30-10:00pm I Saturday, Jan. 13th: 1:00-5:00pm I Sunday, January 14th: 3:00-5:00pm I Sunday, January 21st: 3:00-5:00pm I Sunday, January 28th: 3:00-5:00pm I Sunday, February 4th: SUPER BOWL: No Meeting I Sunday, February 11th: 3:00-5:00pm I Sunday, February 18th: 3:00-5:00pm I Sunday, February 25th: 2:00-5:30pm
    We strongly encourage couples to go through RGs together
  • The Role of Biblical Counseling Consent and Agreement

    Spiritual care is provided by CityView Church for the expressed purpose of providing biblical help for those who seek it. We believe Jesus came to bring healing to the way we think, behave and feel. He declared: "I came to bring healing to the brokenhearted, preach deliverance to the captives, and recover the sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised" (Luke 4:18). The elders and others who provide spiritual care desire to help people overcome spiritual or emotional concerns by applying spiritual principles to areas of need. They are exempt from the laws regulating professional counselors under RCW 18.19.040 (3) and (6) (counseling under the auspices of a church and counseling provided without mandatory charge). In most cases, they are not professionally trained, nor registered, licensed, or certified by the State of Texas or a national certifying body. Should an elder or other person providing pastoral care also happen to be a registered counselor with the State of Texas, the spiritual counseling provided by such person at CityView Church is not being provided in their capacity as a registered counselor. By signing below, you acknowledge that you will be receiving spiritual counseling. Spiritual counseling through CityView Church is not a substitute for professional care by a psychologist, psychiatrist, medical doctor or other health care provider, and staff at CityView Church are not professionally trained to diagnose or treat mental illness or other medical conditions. Therefore, it is your sole, exclusive responsibility to seek professional care and you agree it shall not be a responsibility of CityView Church to make such a referral. Work Agreement - In seeking help, you agree you will make a good-faith effort at personal growth and engage in the pastoral care process as an important priority at this time in your life. You agree that if you fail to do your work, or if you do not appear to be benefiting from the pastoral care, we may terminate the spiritual counseling relationship. The number of sessions required for your situation depends on the type and severity of the problem, the amount of work you are willing to do and various other factors. It is customary to begin with six sessions then evaluate progress and investigate alternative resources. Do not be discouraged if you do not feel as if you are making progress as quickly as you’d like. Should you and your counselor determine that you are unable to make sufficient progress after two to six one-hour meetings, you will be directed to a listing of qualified counselors for referral. You agree you will be responsible for paying the fees of any professional counselor or therapist. Children under 18 years old will not receive pastoral care without the written consent of their legal parent or guardian. Confidentiality - The staff at CityView Church will attempt to preserve the confidentiality of any matters discussed in a counseling session. However, confidentiality will not apply: 1. When there is evidence of abuse of a child or vulnerable adult, or where disclosure is required by law. 2. When your pastor or counselor feels a need to discuss your case for consultation purposes with his/her supervisor, peers, professionals, or elders/pastors who may be a resource involved in your situation. 3. When there is contemplation of or commission of a crime or harmful act. 4. When there is a subpoena or other legal process. 5. When you or your legal representative authorize disclosure of information. 6. In other circumstances where the pastor or counselor deems it necessary to disclose the information.
  • I have thoroughly read and agree to the foregoing policies regarding pastoral care provided at CityView Church. I hereby release and hold harmless CityView Church, its directors, officers, employees, and volunteers from any and all liability, claims, and/or expenses related to or arising from any pastoral care or counseling received (or not received).