About Our Church
Scripture says, "As He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, since it is written, 'You shall be holy, for I am holy.'" (1 Peter 1:15-16) Our desire is that we would be a people set apart for the Lord, who "hunger and thirst for righteousness" (Matthew 5:6) and "take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them." (Eph 5:11) We will strive, by God's grace, for "holiness without which no one will see the Lord." (Hebrews 12:14)
Jesus tells us in John 15:5, "Apart from me you can do nothing." We earnestly believe this; and therefore, must give ourselves wholeheartedly to prayer. The church is the household of God, and He tells us what that household ought to be: "My house shall be called a house of prayer for all peoples". (Isaiah 56:7) We want to fit that description and have Redeemer Community Church be an example of steadfast, fervent prayer which accomplishes much for the Kingdom of God.
An Evangelistic Church
We want to be a church that is devoted to spreading God’s glory across the face of the earth as the waters cover the seas. (Habakkuk 2:14) This glory is the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ, who has come to reconcile the world to Himself. As His church we are entrusted with this message: "be reconciled to God." (2 Corinthians 5:20b) Thus, the church is to be a light to the nations and stand as a beacon of hope wherever it may be found. We desire to proclaim this gospel to our community, our city, and beyond to all the nations.
Jesus prayed to the Father, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth”. (John 17:17) Christ’s request on behalf of His church will not go unanswered. We must be marked by an all out commitment to God’s Word. We ought to confess, proclaim, and defend the Word of God at whatever cost. While doctrine without practice is hypocrisy, application without doctrine is emptiness. God’s Word ought to fill the church for the sole purpose of conforming her to the image of Christ and presenting her mature on that final day. By God's grace we will be marked out by a commitment to His Word.
The Bible says, “Do not be slothful in zeal, be fervent in spirit, serve the Lord.” (Romans 12:11) We must be a people committed to serving Christ, one another, our community, and the nations through meeting physical and spiritual needs. God exhorts His people in Isaiah 58:7-9 to pour themselves out for the needy, and if they will do that, He will be there for them when they cry to Him. Each member of the church has received gifts from God and we are to use them "to serve one another, as good stewards of God's varied grace." (1 Peter 4:10)
The resurrected Christ, who possesses all authority, commissioned His church to make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:18-20) We believe that disciple making happens through the church, Christian to Christian. The Apostle Paul said, “Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all wisdom, that we may present everyone mature in Christ.” (Colossians 1:28) We desire to be a church that walks with believers, helping them to mature more and more into the image of Christ.