Redeemer is a gospel-centered, outward-facing, multi-ethnic, intergenerational church.
We exist to make disciples who will make disciples.
Gospel formation is at the heart of the biblical understanding of discipleship. At Redeemer, we are committed to making disciples of Jesus, to seeing our church family members living a life of holistic integration of faith in every sphere of life. Our preaching, teaching, studies, serving, and worship services encompass these 6 spheres of formation.
We live in an age of self-definition. We’re told that purpose and identity are up for grabs and up to us. But this has left us confused, frustrated, and searching. A Biblical understanding of who and why God made us provides stability, purpose, and an identity that isn’t based on performance or productivity. While we all have many roles to play (father, mother, friend, co-worker, plumber, engineer, teacher) – we have one identity “in Christ” that gives shape to every role.
Our families and relationships are often the most precious yet pressure-filled parts of our lives. In our modern quest for love and a sense of belonging, we’ve replaced a relationship with God for relationships with others. This distortion causes all sorts of relational dysfunction. Christianity provides a filter for understanding how to relate to others. Similarly, it affords an ongoing vision for healing all types of broken relationships while developing new and healthy ones.
Our contribution to God’s mission through the church is a significant piece of living out our calling as Christians. Each of us is uniquely gifted and equipped to extend God’s mission in the world. Together we’re called to embody a unique counter-culture within society, living with Christian distinctiveness as both the gathered and the scattered church.
In a hyper-paced society where innovation and productivity are core values of nearly every industry, it’s no surprise that we have an unhealthy relationship toward work. Understanding our work, we we labor, and what it means to reflect God as a “worker” saves us from manipulating our work and demanding it define us. Instead, we can explore the themes of calling and vocation with freedom, using every effort as a broken yet significant means of bringing about renewal in the world.
Our city and world are full of diversity and difference. The rich textures of the human community provide a window into the God who made us. But these differences, when combined with sin, can cause friction, resentment, and at times disdain. Nations, cultures, cities and families are often divided by color, language, and gender differences. Learning to live together, to labor against injustice, and to serve as a voice for human dignity are marks of genuine discipleship.
Every person, whether religious or irreligious, has a worldview to make sense of life, and this worldview essentially shapes their understanding of how to live and interact with their surroundings. The Christian faith has a worldview that is shaped by the Scriptures, upon which it provides a lens to make sense of the world. An important aspect of discipleship is to understand the Christian worldview in relation to other worldviews, and to deepen one’s understanding of Christian theology in a way that shapes not only the mind but engages the heart.