Original Collective // The Freedom Of Forgiveness


At some point in life, we all find ourselves carrying around hurt and pain. Maybe things don’t work out like you planned or people don’t come through like you expected. But years of carrying offenses can leave you tired and weary, and rob you of your joy. In this episode, we’ll discover how we can find freedom, in Jesus’ name, through forgiveness.

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Jen DeWeerdt

Conference Host, Author & Lead Pastor // City First Church

Jen DeWeerdt serves with her husband, Jeremy, as the Senior Leaders of City First Church, a growing, multi-generational, multi-cultural church in Rockford, IL. She is honored to play a key role in the very church she grew up in. As pastor, communicator, author, and founder of the Original Women's Conference, Jen is passionate about encouraging and empowering women to step into their God-given callings, regardless of their profession. Thousands of women have discovered their destiny and design through these powerful conferences. Jen and Jeremy have been married since 1995 and have three sons: Caden, Connor, and Paxton. When she is not cheering on her boys, you will find her enthusiastically rooting for her Chicago sports teams (White Sox not included).

Lysa TerKeurst

Author & President // Proverbs 31 Ministries

Lysa TerKeurst is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Uninvited as well as 19 other books. As president of Proverbs 31 Ministries, Lysa and her staff are passionate about teaching the Word of God in ways that get people excited to live the Bible out loud. With their First 5 app and Encouragement for Today devotions, millions of people are studying God's Word every day with Lysa and her team. Lysa writes from her sticky farm table and lives with her family in North Carolina. Connect with her at or on social media @LysaTerKeurst.

Derek Staaland

Board Member & Marriage Ministry Director // City First Church

Derek and his wife Kari serve on the City First Church Board and as the directors of the City First Church Marriage Ministry. They have been involved at City First Church since 1983. Their passion is to encourage, strengthen, and bring hope to marriages with the principles found in God’s Word. Over the last 13 years they have mentored numerous married couples through life groups, mentorship groups, and one-on-one premarital counseling. Derek has served on the Church Council since 2009. Derek and Kari have been married for 18 years and have three children, Regan (13), Lauren (11), and Caleb (7).
This video is available until January 25, 2019