We can’t wait to kick off our Blueprint series this Sunday, March 24th! During this series, we will be covering our four core values. These are the main values that drive us as a church and we want to make sure our entire congregation knows what they are.
Our core values are as follows:
#1: We Are Gospel-Centered
Redemption Church places a high value on the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Every weekend people gather because of the Gospel to offer sincere worship and listen to Biblical teaching. We believe the Gospel unites a crowd of Christ followers to come together for that specific purpose. When the Gospel is accepted by a Christ follower, their life is never the same again.
#2: We Live Transparent Lives
When people are changed by the Gospel, they realize that they are seen as righteous before God. That means they have nothing to prove to other people. Transparent lives are a byproduct of a converted life that is meant to be shared and connected in community. This is why Redemption encourages all people to be involved in community groups where everyone can experience true community. In Matthew 28:19-20 Jesus said, “Go and make disciples of all peoples…baptize them…teach them…” The Church is the context ordained by God for disciples to be made, and it is within the context of community groups that this takes place.
#3: We Give Sacrificially
Generosity is another by-product of a transformed life. We are to give our time, talents, and treasure to God. This is demonstrated by serving God personally, corporately (in church), and in giving. We encourage all of our members to be involved in the life and body of the church by:
● Finding your place of service at Redemption
● Giving financially to the needs at the church through offerings and through community with one another
● Giving to those in need that are outside the church
#4: We Multiply Everything
The Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20) says to “make disciples of all nations.” We believe that this happens best in the context of the local church. In the New Testament, disciples would be made, leaders would be developed, and new churches would be birthed as a result. This is the long-term vision at Redemption Church, and we want to see God move among our area for His glory. We expect all of our members to live missionary lives that exemplify the Great Commission. This looks like:
● Praying for our neighbors who do not yet know Jesus
● Looking for opportunities to share Christ with others
● Pouring ourselves into other Christians
● Praying about our role in starting new churches