OUR MISSION

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VALUES | BELIEFS 

To help the people of Kirkwood and the surrounding areas meet, know, and live for Jesus.

OUR VALUES

LIVE FOR JESUS

Living for Jesus is an ongoing commitment. From declaring our trust in Him and getting baptized, to sharing our faith with friends and inviting others to church—it's something we can strive to do each day.

My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. (Galatians 2:20)

SPEND TIME WITH GOD

God invites us to spend time with him on a regular basis. We can do this through things like prayer, singing, reflection, and reading the Bible.

"I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing." (John 15:5)

CONNECT IN CIRCLES 

We believe you can be inspired in a row, but life change happens in a circle. We encourage attendees to connect to the Redemption community by joining a community group.

Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another. (Hebrews 10:24-25)

MAKE AN IMPACT

Make an impact in the community by serving others—in your home, church, neighborhood, and around the world. Join an impact team at Redemption and serve people in the walls of your church and make an impact in your community by serving in a circle with your community group. Jesus made an impact by serving those who followed him and those who did not yet follow him, and we will do the same.

Use your freedom to serve one another in love. For the whole law can be summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” (Galatians 5:13-14)

GROW IN GENEROSITY

God has called us to grow in generosity. We can do this by sharing our finances, time, and talents.

I am praying that you will put into action the generosity that comes from your faith as you understand and experience all the good things we have in Christ. (Philemon 1:6)

 

OUR BELIEFS

THE TRINITY

God is the only eternally-existing, holy, and sovereign being and God exists in three persons.

We believe that there is one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons, that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption. We hold to the Athanasian Creed, a creed used by believers  to bring clarity to the Triune God since the 5th century.  see: Genesis 2:22; Matthew 3:13-17; John 1:1-5

THE FATHER

The Father is the creator and sustainer of all things. 

We believe in God, the Father, an infinite, personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of all people, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.

JESUS CHRIST

Jesus alone is our savior.

We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His death, bodily resurrection, ascension into heaven, ongoing intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth. 

Jesus was sent by the Father to live on earth; he was fully God and fully human, yet had no sin. Jesus willingly laid down his life and, after three days, rose from the grave. In doing this, Jesus fulfilled the payment for the world’s debt of sin. see: Matthew 26-28; Luke 1:31, 35; 1 Corinthians 15:3; 2 Corinthians 5:21
 

THE HOLY SPIRIT

The Holy Spirit lives in all believers to convict us and empower us.

We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ to live righteously and follow Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is an abiding helper, teacher and guide. see: John 14:16-17

THE BIBLE

The Bible is the inspired word of God. 

We believe that the Bible is the Word of God, fully inspired and without error in the original manuscripts, written under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and that it has authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

 

We believe that the Bible has the final word on all areas of the Christian life. It dictates the way we love our neighbors, our conviction to share the story of Jesus with others, our daily financial decisions, the entertainment we take in etc. The Bible provides the reasoning behind all of our moral decisions and the blueprints for our way of life in the 21st century. see: Psalm 119:105, 160, 12:6; Proverbs 30:5; 2 Thessalonians 2:14-15; 1 Timothy 1:13; 2 Timothy 3:16; 2 Peter 1:20, 21

PEOPLE

We are created in the image of God.

We are the created and not the creator. Therefore we must live as such in submission to the holy creator God. But that submission lends itself to a good and abundant life because we are created in the image of God and we are loved by that God. We are inherintly good, and we believe this as God said so himself. 

SIN

All people are sinners and need God’s forgiveness.

 

God is holy and perfect in every way. Sin is missing God’s perfect standard in the way we live our lives and this act of missing God’s perfection is actually an offense against God. All men and women are sinful and are born sinful because of our sin nature. This nature became our reality when Adam first sinned in the garden of Eden. Due to our sin and offense against God all men and women are destined to be separated from the holy and perfect God without the salvation that only comes through Jesus Christ’s sacrifice on the cross. see: Romans 3:23

SALVATION

We are only saved through Jesus' perfect life, death, and resurrection.

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sins. Therefore, salvation only occurs when a person places their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as the sufficient payment for his sin.

 

We hold to the beliefs outlined in the Athanasian Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Apostles Creed

CONVERGE AFFILIATION

Redemption is a church affiliated with the Converge movement. Converge is an organization that exists to help start and strengthen churches. To learn more about Converge, click here