VisionOur vision is to see the identity, church and mission of our city redeemed. For so long our church-saturated culture has grown cold, dark and dying as it is a leading community within the nation for child, drug and domestic abuse. Our city, which is known for its knowledge of the Bible, has become the withering flame amidst a fallen world. Our churches, which number enough to accommodate the population (160k), are failing to make disciples who penetrate darkness with the gospel of Jesus. Rather, we are a people confused with our identity, uninformed at what it means to be the church and have made no advancement to make other disciples within the city.
We, the people of Redeemer believe that first and foremost we are the biggest problem in our city. We would be fools to think we have not contributed to the problems of our city. We really have. We do, however, believe the gospel of Jesus is the only hope and solution to seeing our city redeemed. We desire to see our identities redeemed, not as religious-abusers, but as disciples of Jesus. We desire to understand what it means to be the church by being in life together seven days a week. We also know that we cannot push back the cold grip of sin and death in our city unless we obey the commands of Jesus and become disciples who are making disciples.