New Name & New Location

As the new Year has come upon us, we at Refuge Church  wanted to share a few exciting changes!

1. WE ARE NOW REFUGE CHURCH

It is official! True North Church and Redeemed Life Church are now one family! And as a new family, we decided the best way to move forward was to adopt a new name. We asked ourselves, “What is one word that best describes the gospel to our neighborhood?” It was unanimous with our leadership that Refuge was that name! So, as of December 9th, 2016 we are now Refuge Church!

You can read more about the merge in this FAQ Sheet we presented to our church family.

You can also check out our leadership page to learn more about Pastor Thomas Cotton.

2. WE HAVE OUTGROWN OUR SPACE AT THE PERKERSON PARK RECREATION CENTER

We officially started gathering on Sunday’s April 17th, 2016 with 15 people. Over the Past 7 months we have grown to 70 people worshipping Jesus at Refuge Church on Sunday mornings! We have seen so many evidences of God’s Grace:

  • Several People, both adults and kids, have come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior.
  • We have seen God gather over 600 people from the neighborhood to share a meal, stories, prayers, and the gospel at our monthly pancake breakfasts.
  • We have seen God gather on average over 50 adults and kids at our bi-weekly Wednesday night “hotdogs & prayer” hangouts at the darkest street corner in our neighborhood. We have fun, share the gospel, and share our lives.
  • People are growing in the gospel, leaders are being formed, and God continues to add to our church family workers for the harvest who are rooted in our neighborhood that have been faithfully sharing their lives and the gospel with others for years!
  • We have so many kids now, we are getting ready to launch Refuge Kids.
  • We are doing life with so many middle and high school kids we are looking to launch a youth ministry in the next few months.
  • We have several invaluable gospel partners in our neighborhoods that are working with the youth and sex-trafficking!
  • God continues to provide gospel partners who pray with and for us, who are present with us, and who are giving and giving generously so the gospel will continue to go forth and transform our neighborhoods.

With all this being said, we have outgrown our current facility! We will be moving to the Carver YMCA January 15th, 2017!

We are deeply saddened to move our Sunday Gathered location because we love coming together at the Perkerson Park Recreation Center. Yet at the same time, we are excited about what the Lord has in store for Refuge Church at the YMCA!

3. WE ARE LAUNCHING REFUGEKIDS!

Starting January 15th we will officially be launching our kids ministry for pre-K through 5th grade.

Our Goal at RefugeKids: We want to show Jesus to kids and families so they grow to be like him and go to tell others about him.

SO COME JOIN US SUNDAY JANUARY 15th AS WE LAUNCH OUR FIRST SERVICE AT OUR NEW LOCATION AS REFUGE CHURCH!

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