The purpose of every church, according to Matthew 28, is to glorify God by making disciples of Jesus.
What is a disciple? A disciple is simply a learner. Specifically, a Christian disciple is a person who has trusted Christ for salvation and who is learning to follow Jesus in every aspect of their life.
Therefore, Redemption Church exists to saturate the world with the gospel of Jesus so that everyone might become a fully devoted follower of Jesus Christ.
How do we fully devote ourselves? Most simply: Jesus, Community, Mission. These are the three pillars in the life of every disciple of Jesus.
The foundational and most important pillar is Jesus. Jesus determines our course and clearly defines our target. The gospel is the truth that Jesus came to glorify God by saving sinners. Those who Jesus saves, he also calls to become more and more like him. As we go deeper into Christ and His gospel, we grow in His likeness and image. We never graduate from a deepening dependency on Jesus.
So, when we think about community and mission, we understand that our belief in Jesus should radically transform the way we see our lives and our purpose. That is to say that right belief in Jesus leads to deeper community and love among believers and to greater pursuit and care for those who do not yet know him.
These values shape the way we structure the church. So we gather as God’s people on Sunday mornings and in Community Groups, and we scatter as missionaries in the regular rhythms of life throughout the week.
We are passionate about gospel centrality.
We enthusiastically embrace the sovereignty of God’s grace in saving sinners.
We recognize and rest upon the necessity of the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit for all of life and ministry.
We are deeply committed to the fundamental spiritual and moral equality of male and female and to men as responsible servant-leaders in the home and church.
We embrace a missionary understanding of the local church and its role as the primary means by which God chooses to establish his kingdom on earth.
*These convictions are adopted from the Acts29 Network.
We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God and that men were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without error.
2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20, 21
We believe God is one God existing in three Persons, God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit.
Deut. 6:4; Matthew 28:19, 20
We believe that all true believers in Jesus Christ are kept eternally secure by the power of God making it impossible for them to lose their salvation.
John 10:27-30; Romans 8:1, 38, 39
We believe that Jesus Christ died for the sin of the world, making available redemption from sin to life eternal to all those who believe in Him.
John 3:16; Acts 16:31
We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with him but became alienated in that relationship through sin. As a result, people are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through their own efforts.
Genesis 1:26,27, Romans 3:23; 5:12; 6:23
We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.
Romans 12:1-2, Hebrews 5:11-12
We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving him and by making him known to the lost world.
Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 3:8-12