A redemptive social movement is a lifestyle intended to bring about a complete transformation of an individual through radical change. Redemptive social movements are often based on religion.
Redemptive social movements are typically tied with the desire to reform an individual or group's beliefs and lifestyles to fit a new moral or religious standard. Missionaries of certain belief systems such as Christianity or Mormonism actively take part in redemptive social movements through missionary work and attempts to convert others to their beliefs and lifestyles. These types of movements have become widespread due to constant conversion of others and being spread by individuals in new regions.