Redeemer Church exists to be a gospel-centered missional family of disciples making disciples and churches planting churches. Since the beginning, this identity statement has guided us to become who we are today. In everything, we want to know, love, and obey God by declaring and demonstrating the gospel wherever God has us, whether witnessing in our neighborhoods and workplaces, serving the city, or gathering on Sundays or in our homes throughout the week.
The Gospel is the good news of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. To be Gospel-Centered means that we believe the person and work of Jesus Christ is not only the good news necessary for coming to faith, but also the good news that permeates every part of life, changing us into worshippers and followers of Jesus Christ.
Disciples Making Disciples:
To be a Christian is to be a disciple, a learner and follower, of Jesus. Jesus commissioned His church to go and make disciples, baptizing them (a symbol of initial faith in Jesus Christ) and teaching them to obey all that He has commanded. The primary mission of the church is to lead people to faith in Jesus and to form them as disciples of Jesus.
Because of the gospel's work inside us, we seek to open our mouths and share how important, how essential, and how supreme Jesus is all while serving and loving our neighbors, friends, family, and co-workers. We want to take the name and Spirit of Christ into this city as well as to the nations, and that will only happen when we reach out in our spheres of influence and spend time declaring and demonstrating the gospel to those around us.
We exist to be a family. In a family, we love and watch out for one another. We encourage each other to treasure Jesus above everything else, no matter what. We endure unimaginable sorrow together. We celebrate new life and new seasons of life together. We look out for the needs of one another, and when we are able, we meet those needs. We pray for God to add to our fold and we go out and tell others about Him. We do this so that “the world may believe” that Jesus is who He says He is.
Churches Planting Churches:
As people become disciples of Jesus, new churches are formed. This is the mission strategy we see in the New Testament--new churches multiplying and planting more churches. We follow this biblical pattern by investing time and resources in training, growing, and sending out new churches, both near and far.