We believe that no one comes to Set Free by accident.
Each person who comes is brought by God for a purpose. Either that person is brought so that we can help them come into a better relationship with God, or that person is brought to help us achieve our mission. As God reveals Himself and His will to each individual, the church is strengthened and our mission is accomplished. God has brought us a variety of people from all backgrounds to fulfill his mission for this body of believers.
Rogue Retreat Homeless Housing Ministry was started by Set Free in 1998, and today has 42 apartments for its program. Rogue Retreat has life-skill meetings on Monday evenings where our families meet to assess progress and get support in life skills and more. Lives are being changed and as a result some amazing people from Rogue Retreat are serving various local churches as well as the community because of the opportunities and grace they have received. These families are experiencing restoration as they submit to the program’s guidelines, leading to a more stable and Christ-centered life. Visit www.rogueretreat.org
The Christian Journal
The Christian Journal newspaper is a monthly publication that Set Free acquired in 2000. It has 14,000 in circulation in Southern Oregon and Northern California. The paper’s purpose is to communicate God’s love and grace to people; to inspire and to encourage. We also provide display ads to support Christian businesses, churches and ministries to promote their work. We send 300 free papers to inmates across the country. The inmate subscriptions are a free program that is sponsored by our Light Walk Prison Ministry. Visit www.thechristianjournal.org
Pop open cards are being used locally to encourage people with the Word of God and are being sold across the country. We are selling thousands of these cards to excited individuals and institutions to use in their personal ministry work across the country. The cards are designed with a printed promise from God’s Word that is only revealed when it is “popped” open. The recipient is touched and encouraged by God’s promise. God’s Word does not return void. visit www.popopencards.com
The SOZO (Personal Healing Ministry Sessions) on Friday nights, is one of our newest ministries and perhaps one of the most life-changing ones. We are seeing many emotional and spiritual healings take place in these sessions as people are being set free from past abuse, anger, fear and dysfunction. Many find amazing freedom after one session. It is part of Set Free’s commitment to setting the captives free as outlined in Isaiah 61. Appointment Only
God’s Food Pantry
God’s Food Pantry started when a single mother of five tithed her food stamps in 1997. The food filled up a small cupboard. Today as part of the ACCESS Food Pantry Organization. God’s Food Pantry serves up to 150 people a week (nearly 7,000 people a year) with 3-5 days of food. The needs are great and continue to grow as we serve families who need a little extra help. We don’t have enough storage now and have to turn food away!
Set Free started Celebrate Recovery meetings (A Christian 12-Step Recovery Ministry) to serve the valley in February 1998. Each Thursday at 6:30 pm Rogue Valley residents come to find help with their hurts, habits and hang-ups. These meetings share Biblical insights to overcoming any and all addictive behavior. 12-Step study groups have helped men and women find the freedom they are looking for. Celebrate Recovery has served thousands through the years. Thursday 6:30pm