Vision of Redemption Church

The vision of our church is really a statement which describes who we are as a local church fellowship.  If someone wanted to get a quick snap-shot of what our fellowship is about, this is what we would say:

We are a Christ-centred community of believers who are committed to:

  • The worship of God;
  • The study and application of His Word;
  • The restoration of Biblical church & family life, and the roles of men and women;
  • The furtherance of the Gospel.

 

Redemption Church Vision & Direction Message 2016

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We are a Christ-centred community of believers who are committed to:

The worship of God

We desire to worship God continually as we live our lives in such a way that brings glory to Him throughout the week (Romans 12:1).

We prioritise gathering together each week on Sunday for worship in song (Ephesians 5:19, Colossians 3:16), prayer (1 Timothy 2:1), Bible teaching (2 Timothy 2:4), the Lord’s Supper (Acts 2:41-42), giving (2 Corinthians 16), serving (Ephesians 4:11-16), and fellowship (Hebrews 10:25).

Our times of corporate worship and discipleship are age-integrated, where whole families, singles, and all ages gather together, because we believe that this is the common pattern in Scripture.

The study and application of His Word

We believe that God’s Word is sufficient and profitable for every area of Christian living, so we place a priority on the study and application of God’s Word (2 Timothy 3:16-17).

When gathering together on Sundays, we place a high priority on expositional teaching through books of the Bible, because we believe that the systematic study of God’s Word is the primary way to effectively equip and build up the body of Christ (Acts 20:27, 2 Timothy 2:4).

In addition to this, we encourage the reading, study, and discussion of God’s Word throughout the week. This happens as believers gather together in fellowship, as families worship and meet together, and in home bible study groups (Acts 2:42).

The restoration of Biblical church & family life, and the roles of men and women

No one can deny that the Biblical family and the roles of men and woman are being undermined today. The dysfunctional effects of this are being seen in our homes, churches, community and nation. This is largely due to the absence of Biblical principles being taught and applied.

It’s for this reason, we place a priority on bringing restoration to Biblical family life and the roles of men and woman (Ephesians 5:22-33, 6:1-4).  We seek to achieve this through a relational, spirit-led, yet intentional approach to discipleship, rather than a programme based approach (Titus 2:2-8, Hebrews 10:24-25).  More specifically, we place a priority on the discipleship of men, encouraging and equipping them to fulfil their call to leadership within the home and church.  

We believe that spiritually strong men result in spiritually strong homes, and therefore spiritually strong churches.

This form of discipleship happens when we gather together for worship and fellowship on Sundays, and throughout the week as hospitality is shared in one another’s homes.

We facilitate a ministry devoted to encouraging and equipping the men in our church as mentioned above, but which also serves as an outreach to other churches in the body of Christ. This ministry is called The Psalm 12:1 Project.  

In the year ahead, however, we are looking at expanding the focus of that ministry to bring a lot more encouragement in the area of family discipleship towards both husbands, wives, and their families.

The furtherance of the Gospel

Evangelism is a priority to us, so as we are being equipped in God’s Word, each one of us is sent into the community to bring the message of the cross to our own households, neighbourhoods, workplaces and the world (Matthew 28:18-20, Ephesians 4:11-12, Acts 1:8).

Whilst not all in the body of Christ are called to the office of an Evangelist, all have been called to evangelise.

 

At Redemption Church we desire to bring glory to God, by equipping and encouraging believers to live in obedience to His Word, as we bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ into all the world.