I know what you’re thinking:
I know what you’re thinking:
And you’re right…there are already lots of great churches in the area.
Some have been here for a while. Others are brand new.
We believe every Christian is called by God to a lifetime of ministry whether you are an engineer, stay-at-home parent, artist, or construction worker. The Church’s job is to equip one another to live out their calling in accordance with their gifts and talents.
As a church that strives to equip disciples, we want to see the bulk of the work of ministry done by the people, not by the pastors.
We want to see members of our family practicing ministry “without a license.” We want to see our families blessing their community, changing it from the inside out. We want to see people emphasized over programs.
Equipping begins on Sunday morning as we gather to practice the Christian life together.
Our worship service is primarily designed with the believer in mind, and what happens during our worship service is a microcosm of what Christians do throughout the week.
We pray together on Sunday morning as practice for praying individually during the week.
We praise our Lord publicly to prepare us to praise Him in private.
We study His Word book-by-book as one body to guide our members in their own study.
Our next phase will be to birth a network of home-based small groups. But we don’t want to see our home groups exist as just another Bible study. We want to see them become missional. We want to “ordain” home groups, publicly sending them out to bless their community. We want to see them adopt schools, hospitals, apartment complexes, homeless missions and more.
Just imagine what could happen if a home group volunteered at a homeless shelter or organized a food drive…
or what might happen to a neighborhood if a home group began inviting their unchurched neighbors to join them…
or if several home groups banded together for a short-term mission trip…
By serving together, followers of Christ mature. Spiritual gifts develop. By serving together as a beneficial presence in their community, doors to the gospel will open. The family of faith will grow.
At RBC, our goal is not just to see someone accept the gospel, but to then see that person share the gospel with others.
It’s not enough for us to watch a troubled marriage made healthy. We want to watch that formerly troubled marriage start ministering to other families in crisis.
We want to come alongside a young widow and help her through her long grief process. But after that, we want to equip her to minister to others who have suffered deeply.
It will take two things to see this vision become reality: Time and People.
As pastor of Redemption Bible Church, I have the time…but I don’t have you.
If you are looking for a church home, or if God is leading you in new directions, maybe RBC is the place for you.
We don’t want to be just consumers of the Gospel.
Instead we want to be consumed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ.