Our Mission Statement answers the question, “why do we exist?”
Our mission is to make disciples
Redeemer's Church (est. 2013) is built around the purpose of practicing the way of Jesus, together, in our city. We believe that to be an apprentice of Jesus of Nazareth is to order your life around three goals: Be With Jesus, Become Like Jesus, and Do What Jesus Did. Our dream is that as we live this way, our lives, our communities, and our city, will be transformed.
Our Mission is what the Church’s Mission has always been
“Go and make Disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Matthew 28:19–20
We live out this Mission into two clear directives
- The proclamation of the Gospel to all people, resulting in their becoming disciples of Jesus.
- The transformation of those disciples character into the character of Jesus himself.
We believe by faith that the accomplishment of the mission will result in the realization of the vision.
Our Vision Statement answers the question, “what will the future look like when we fulfill our mission?”
Our Vision: in Redmond as it is in Heaven
We are a community committed to Being transformed by The Spirit, empowering us to Practise The Way of Jesus, Together in Redmond. We do this by being with Jesus, becoming like Jesus, and doing what Jesus did. We gather on Sundays and scatter throughout the city in large and small communities, seeking renewal in our city.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (John 1, 1 John 5:7, John 14:8-9)
Atoning work of Christ
We believe that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; and that He was buried and that He rose again on the third day according to the scriptures. (1st Corinthians 15:3-4)
We believe that it is by grace through faith that man is saved. (Ephesians 2:8)
We believe that regeneration is a work of the Holy Spirit, and in order to be regenerated we must confess with our mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in our hearts that He rose from the dead to pay for our sins. (Romans 10:9)
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (John 14:16, John 20:22, Galatians 5:25)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (Revelation 20)
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 4:4-6)
We hold to the historic teachings of Christian Orthodoxy as articulated in the Apostles’ and the Nicene Creeds. We also subscribe to recent summaries of Christian Doctrine as formulated in the Lausanne Covenant & Cape Town Commitment.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty. From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
We believe in one God, the Father almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, begotten from the Father before all ages, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made; of the same essence as the Father. Through him all things were made. For us and for our salvation he came down from heaven; he became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary, and was made human. He was crucified for us under Pontius Pilate; he suffered and was buried. The third day he rose again, according to the Scriptures. He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again with glory to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will never end.
And we believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life. He proceeds from the Father and the Son, and with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified. He spoke through the prophets. We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church. We affirm one baptism for the forgiveness of sins. We look forward to the resurrection of the dead, and to life in the world to come. Amen.