We Believe In The Gospel

GOSPEL-CENTERED MISSION (WE ARE WITNESSES)

God is a missional God and has called us to join in his mission. Just as God sent Jesus to redeem and restore our broken world, so he sends us into the world to share the good news that Jesus has conquered evil, rescued us from God’s wrath, and grants life to a dying world. (John 17:18; 20:21)

As citizens of God’s kingdom, we seek to honor Jesus, our King, by pursuing righteousness, justice, and mercy. Like Jesus, we will work for the justice of the oppressed and marginalized.

GOSPEL-CENTERED WORSHIP (WE ARE WORSHIPERS)

We were created to worship our glorious and gracious Creator. Adam and Eve ushered sin and death into the world when they decided to rebel against God. Mankind’s desire for worship did not vanish after the Fall; everybody worships. But now, in our fallen state, we worship created things. (Romans 1:23) We look to lesser gods and idols, like money, relationships, and power to fulfill the longing of our hearts. Sadly, without God, our hearts can never be satisfied.

Jesus entered our fallen world to restore true worship. Today, the Father is calling a people who will worship him in spirit and truth (John 4:21-24). True worship is not about a location, styles of music, or a certain day of the week. True worship is Christ-centered and empowered by the Holy Spirit. Worship is the ongoing expression of praise, adoration, and devotion to God based on his redemptive love in Christ.

We gather on Sundays to remember the grand story of redemption as it’s rehearsed through Scripture reading, Song, the Word proclaimed, and the Lord’s Supper. The gospel is the heart of our worship, giving us hope and strength to face the pain and suffering of a fallen world.

We scatter through the week to worship God in our neighborhoods, workplace, and homes. We decide daily to worship our Redeemer rather than the false gods of pleasure, power, and money. The gospel empowers us to live for our King and his kingdom rather than our own selfish desires.

GOSPEL-CENTERED COMMUNITY (WE ARE FAMILY)

The church is a community formed by God’s redeeming love in Christ. We belong to one another and are adopted into God’s family when we place our faith in Jesus. The gospel brings together people of every social, ethnic, religious and economic background creating a family formed by God’s extravagant grace.

We display the power of the gospel to the world when we love one another (John 13:35). We demonstrate our love for one another when we share our lives, our hopes, our fears, and our tears. As a community formed by grace, we are committed to one another in spite of our weaknesses and brokenness.

The Christian life was never meant to be lived alone. We need community in order to flourish and encourage faithfulness as we sojourn together. At Redeemer, we gather weekly in community groups to share life, talk about our journey, pray, and study God’s word together.

GOSPEL-CENTERED TEACHING (WE ARE DISCIPLES)

Jesus commissioned his followers to make disciples baptizing and teaching them to observe all that he commanded (Matthew 28:18-20). God has revealed himself through the Bible and most completely through his Son, Jesus. (Hebrews 1:1-3) God’s truth frees us from a life devoid of purpose and meaning, freeing us to experience the happiness and joy of a restored relationship with God.

The aim of our teaching is to equip believers to obey all of Jesus’ commands. Therefore, our teaching will be Christ-centered. Lives are transformed, not by trying harder, but through beholding the glory of Christ. The more we behold the beauty of Christ’s person and sacrifice, the power of his resurrection, and the hope of his coming Kingdom, the more we desire to follow him and live for his glory.

We proclaim the truth of the gospel as we gather for worship through gospel- centered liturgy, expository preaching (verse by verse), song, and the Lord’s Supper. As we scatter into the world we teach the reality of God’s grace as we live out our faith in our homes, neighborhoods, and workplace.

Raising up leaders and equipping believers to serve is foundational to the health and sustainability of the local church (2 Timothy 2:2). We help believers discover their spiritual gifts and express them by serving the local church and the world. We will offer a leadership school to train future leaders in the foundations of the faith, preparing them to serve as leaders in the local church.