Tenth Avenue North is known for lyrical themes that connect to people in the midst of their pain with the hope of Jesus, and the band aspires to deepen that connection in a lasting, meaningful way with the launch of a new website.
“You wouldn't believe the stories we get to hear from people,” said Tenth Avenue North drummer Jason Jamison. “It seems kind of crazy that at any given show we could hear stories from people who are pouring out their hearts, sharing their struggles and revealing pain, all to a group of bandmates that they have never met before.
“We decided that it was necessary for us to have a place to send people where they could hopefully find community, healing, hope, and resources to assist them in their journey. That is where RedemptionWins.com comes in to play.”
RedemptionWins.com—named after a line in the song “Worn”—is a place to find help, to find tools, and to find hope. Deploying resources such as teaching videos, book suggestions and sermon suggestions, as well as connecting people with the help they need dealing with suicidal thoughts, depression, eating disorders or loneliness.
“We call it Redemption Wins because we believe that perfection doesn’t win,” said lead singer Mike Donehey. “It is when we admit that we are weak and we need a savior, that’s when we find healing. Our hope is that we can be the next link in someones story getting them a little closer to redemption and finding hope, grace, and Jesus.”
The website, a project the band has had in the works for more than a year, already has generated a fair amount of interaction in its short history.
“It's been incredible to sit and scroll through the prayer list and see the massive amount of hurt that exists,” Jamison said. “It is also encouraging to read through the replies people have to those prayers. It's crazy to think that two people who have never met could be praying for each other. I love watching it progress and I am excited to see how God uses it.”
The band aims to make the site a destination for fans that lasts far beyond the concerts and the meet-and-greets.
“We are certainly hoping and praying this has an influence,” Jamison said. “We are not sure what it looks like yet on the road other than it being a place we can refer people too. All along we have said that our calling is to make disciples. This is one way that we can continue our ministry even after we have left someone's city. It is a continuation of what we hope to start at a show.”
In addition to connecting people with crisis resources, RedemptionWins.com seeks to connect people with churches that can come alongside their healing journeys.
“We are hoping that this site is a useful resource for people in all stages and places of their walk with God,” Jamison notes. “We are hoping we can direct people here who are hoping to grow, find healing, get prayer, or connect with a community that will walk with them through life. We are hoping that long term we can eventually get a comprehensive list of churches all through out the country that we believe in and feel comfortable referring people to.”
RedepmtionWins.com is free to use and is now operational. Head to the site now to browse resources, to post prayer requests, and to join in praying for others.