Upon embarking on our amazing journey, we’ve encountered some common questions. If we have not answered your specific question, please feel free to email us. We’ll answer as quickly as possible.
We are a group of followers of Christ who desire:
- – to worship God as Father, Son and Holy Spirit with passionate hearts and minds. (Mt 22:37)
- – to love our neighbors as ourselves. (Mt 22:39)
- – to love one another as Christ loved us. (Jn 13:34-35, Eph 5:25-27)
- – to be culturally aware and missionally focused on helping others learn more about Jesus and the good news – that men can have a relationship with God because of what Jesus accomplished on the cross and by His resurrection from the dead. (1 Tim 1:11)
- – to find effective ways to express the love of God for people in need. (Mt 25:31-46)
- – to live our lives to advance Jesus’ kingdom and His gospel. (Mk 8:35).
No. But we are thrilled to see God at work in fresh ways in many denominations and local churches.
Our conviction is that parents have the primary responsibility for the spiritual training of their children (Deut. 6:5-6). We believe the church should help equip parents to disciple their children and that the church should reinforce and support the work parents are doing.
We provide nursery care for children under the age of two, and a pre-school class for children ages 2-4 during our morning worship service. On the 1st and 3rd Sunday, children ages 5-8 attend Super Sunday. On the 2th and 4th Sundays, youth 9-12 attend Superb Sunday! Otherwise, school aged children attend the worship service with their parents.
Middle School and High School students meet monthly for worship, teaching, fellowship, and fun! Events usually start in the afternoon with outside activities, moves to the church or a home around 4:00p and ends at 6:00p.
Because it reminds us every week of Jesus and the gospel. Communion, or the Lord’s Supper or Eucharist (thanksgiving), is a tangible, sensible way to proclaim the death of Jesus until he returns (1 Cor. 11:26). We like to end our worship service with communion, a common meal together that strengthens our faith and focuses our attention on our call to serving Him in the week ahead. Communion focuses our hearts and minds and bodies on our common union to one another in Jesus Christ and reminds us that unless we feast upon Christ in our hearts by faith we cannot please God in the coming week (Heb 11:6), and it reminds us that we are God’s children who live not by bread alone but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God (Mt 4:4).
We believe in a shared pulpit and in leveraging the gifts of those able to teach and preach the Scriptures. We don’t currently have a full time Pastor. Bob Lepine and others share the responsibilities of teaching. We also have various guest teachers from time to time.
It’s a mixture. For an example of the songs we use in worship, and to better understand our philosophy of music in corporate worship, click here. We want to involve as many from the body to minister the gospel through their worship, musical, instrumental and other gifts.
No, and yes. We hope that anyone who comes to a worship service at Redeemer will feel welcome, regardless of their spiritual background. The goal of our time together each week is to gather as followers of Jesus to worship – to express corporately the greatness of God and our love for Him.