The vision of Redeemer is best understood in answer to a few questions.
Mission: What is Redeemer trying to do?
Taking our cue from Jesus' words to His early disciples, "Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men," we make it our mission to joyfully follow Jesus and help others do the same.
Motives: What's really important at Redeemer?
- God's Glory: He is at the center of all things—we are not.
- God's Gospel: It's the good news of salvation through the person and work of Jesus.
- God's Word: The Bible is from God, it's true, and wonderfully sufficient for all of life.
- God's People: We love the men, women, and children in our church family.
- God's Mission: The people of God are sent to tell others about Jesus.
Map: How is Redeemer seeking to do it?
At the broadest level our strategy is: Worship Gatherings, Discipleship Groups, Service Teams, and Mission Circles.
Our Worship Gatherings are the place to gather as family on Sunday mornings to love one another, worship our God, and hear from His Word.
These are relational and intentional environments to make friends, get healthy, and grow strong as you follow Jesus. We offer a number of different opportunities for all ages:
- Kids Ministry
- Student Ministry
- Community Groups
- Men's Ministry
- Women's Ministry
- Divorce Care
These are groups of people who use their gifts to meet a variety of practical and spiritual needs at Redeemer. Some examples include our Guest Services Team, our Worship Team, and our Kids Ministry Team.
The are various circles of opportunity for you to help others see, hear, and respond to the Gospel. We encourage all of our people to live with great Gospel intentionality in those circles where they have interest and influence. We speak in terms of "Your Circle" (where you live, work, play, and passion), "Our Circle" (the neighborhoods, schools and businesses immediately surrounding Redeemer) and "The World."
This entire strategy is aimed at one very crazy goal—to play our part in giving every man, woman, and child in our wonderful city the repeated opportunity to see, hear, and respond to the Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Marks: When are we successful?
We believe we're making good progress as more and more of our people are growing in the following seven areas of spiritual maturity:
- Seek God: "O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly." (Ps 63:1)
- Love Others: Jesus summed up the Law, "Love God... love your neighbor as yourself." (Mt 22:37-40)
- Pursue Holiness: "Like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior." (1 Pt 1:15)
- Serve the Church: Peter encourages believers concerning spiritual gifts, "employ them in serving one another." (1 Pt 4:10)
- Steward Your Resources: "It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts 20:35)
- Share the Gospel: "Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men." (Mt 4:19)
- Multiply Disciples: Mark Dever writes, "Biblical discipling... is helping others to follow Jesus by doing deliberate spiritual good to them."