UNAPOLOGETIC PREACHING : Proclaiming the authority of God’s Word without apology
“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” 2 Timothy 4:2
UNASHAMED WORSHIP : Lifting high the name of Jesus through worship
UNCEASING PRAYER : Believing firmly in the power of prayer
“Praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints.” Ephesians 6:18
UNAFRAID WITNESS : Sharing the good news of Jesus with boldness
“And also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains, that I may declare it boldly, as I ought to speak.” Ephesians 6:19-20
three W's - WORSHIP. WALK. WORK.
The path of authentic discipleship is a lifetime of following Jesus Christ more consistently and closely.
Growing disciples go through a continual process called sanctification, which simply means becoming more and more like our Lord. We like to describe that as worshiping, walking, and working for Christ. And when we become intentional about seeking to honor God in these three ways, we can't help but become "mature in Christ" (Colossians 1:28), growing deeper in our relationship with God and our relationships with others.
Disciple-making is to be worked out together in ministry to one another. We believe it's not about one or a small number of pastors bearing the total responsibility to care for the entire congregation. Rather it's about all disciples using their God-given spiritual gifts to provide mutual ministry to build each other up, all in the context of a vibrant and strong local church (Ephesians 4:11-12).
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Worship in spirit. At Redemption, corporate worship is highly participatory. We invite our people to worship with passion and energy. We don't want to be lazy or lethargic when it comes to worship. Instead, we want to be enthusiastic and demonstrative. Scripture allows for a great deal of freedom in worship (clapping, kneeling, raising hands, etc.) but not without losing sight of the object of our worship-we worship God through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit. Emotions are an acceptable part of worship, but should never be manipulated or fabricated. Healthy and appropriate expressions of emotion are part of what it means to worship genuinely in the Spirit.
Worship in truth. The Bible is the ultimate authority when it comes to worship. At Redemption, therefore, we strive to worship in truth - the truth of who God is as revealed in Scripture. Strict attention is paid to theological content, ensuring that every lyric sung, every word spoken, and every art form expressed is biblically sound and supported. We also look to God's Word to discern how God desires to be worshiped rather than follow the wisdom of man or the latest cultural fad. This is Vertical worship.
Our primary means to develop our gifts, and to minister to one another is through Small Groups. Everyone who calls Redemption their church home is strongly encouraged to take part in a Small Group where the Scriptures are opened, lives are shared and prayer is upheld.
Redemption Bible Church exists to glorify God through the fulfillment of the Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20).