Community Group Update: Concord

We're excited to take the next few weeks to update our church body about our Community Groups across the city. Look forward to an update from each of our individual leaders about their groups' mission, service and activities.

The Concord group has been studying the book of Acts. We selected Acts because of the model the young church demonstrates. We've been studying how they respond to challenges and the incredible success at reaching others with the Gospel. The reliance of the early church on the Holy Spirit as well as each other as a community in Christ is an example of what we are striving to reach in our own community.

When discussing how to reach out to the Concord community in a missional way, we decided to reach out to the Concord House, an assisted living facility for seniors. We have been visiting the Concord House on our "community outreach" nights. This facility is home to about 30 residents with varying degrees of independence, but who all need some assistance with the tasks of daily living. We've been able to spend time with the residents to play games, have snacks, and establish relationships.  The residents have been extremely appreciative and love having visitors. 

Our group also loves to get dinner together and visit local breweries! One of our favorites is Primal Brewery.

We are still deciding how to use our group’s 1K, and are looking forward to blessing the community.


The Concord Community Group meets Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. and is lead by Matt Diaz de Arce. Interested in learning more about the Concord Community Group? Contact

Matt grew up in Central Florida, his wife Megan, is from NE Florida. They moved to NC in 2014. Matt was fortunate to grow up in a Christian home and was involved with the kids and then youth ministry at his church. He took ownership of his faith and gave his life to Christ in the 4th grade. Serving as a small group leader in his youth group was an incredible opportunity for experience and growth. This period of time really helped shape his walk. He and Megan have been attending Redemption for several years and he leads the Concord Community Group.