WHO WE ARE
Redeemer is a caring congregation. People visiting our church on a Sunday morning often comment about the warmth and hospitality. They often say, they felt at home. We are a "family". And like most extended families you'll find many children and teens, young families, single adults, middle-agers, and senior citizens. You'll find a casual, family-friendly atmosphere.
What we share in common is a love for God and people. In fact, we have a slogan at Redeemer, “People caring about people out of love for God.” We want to help one another to find comfort in their relationship with God, to discover and use their special gifts and talents, and to reach out to our community and our world with God`s truth and love. Race, gender, economic status, background—all are secondary to the unity and common purpose we find in serving our Lord and reaching out to his world.
Our pastor challenges and encourages us with sermons that are both biblical and applicable to contemporary life. A variety of small groups offer opportunities for friendship and spiritual growth.
All Are Welcome!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Our Mission is to Grow the Faith, Share Gods Truth and Love
At the heart of every congregation is what we believe and value. Our norm for faith and life is the Word of God–as the written word, the Bible, but even more so, Jesus Christ, the living Word of God. That is the foundation for who we are as a community of faith.
This We Believe
Our Heavenly Father is a God of love and answers the prayers of those who put their trust in Him. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
Jesus is God's only Son, the Christ, who is both Lord and Savior, and the head of the church. (Colossians 1:15-20)
The Holy Spirit calls us through God's word and empowers us for ministry. (1 Peter 1: 22-23)
Humanity was created good by God but we have all turned away from God to follow our own way. This we call sin. (Romans 3:9-12)Forgiveness and reconciliation with God is by God's grace through faith in Jesus, who calls us to discipleship. (Ephesians 2:4-10)
The Church is the body of Christ, gifted by God for ministry. (Romans 12:4-8; 1 Cor. 12)
We see ourselves as disciples, servants of Christ. The character of who we are, as individuals and as a congregation, is developed out of the beliefs we hold, but also the values we hold. We see the following as some key biblical values for us as Christians.
Core Discipleship Values
Love the Lord your God with all your heart (Matthew 22:37). We love God because He has first loved us. We see God`s love especially in Jesus who went to the cross for our sake.
Love your neighbor as yourself. (Matthew 22:38; 5:16) We should be reaching out with the love of Christ, treating others as we would want to be treated (Matthew 7:12).
Love and concern for the lost (Luke 19:10; 15:1-32). Jesus welcomed every one, and so should we as a congregation. More than that, Jesus mingled with the wrong people. He didn`t just wait for people to come to him. He reached out to welcome and invite them into Gods kingdom.
Love for the Worldwide Body of Christ (John 13:34-35). All who believe Christ are brothers and sisters. We need to see beyond denominationalism to what we have in common: one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one Spirit, one God and Father of all (Ephesians 4:4 – 5). We need to love our brothers and sisters in Christ. If one suffers, all suffer with him or her; if one is honored, all rejoice (1 Corinthians 12:26).
We seek to be “People loving People out of love for Christ.”