Multiplication is the mission Jesus gave to the church. The Spirit moved on the day of Pentecost and 3,000 were added to the Church that day. Later we see the Spirit adding others through the influence of those 3,000. In 2 Timothy, Paul commands Timothy to teach others the things he taught Timothy. Then Paul commands those men to teach others. When the vision and mission stop with the recipients of the message, we add. When the vision and mission transcend generations, we multiply. We are dedicated to multiplication across generations.
We are commanded throughout the Bible to teach our children and our children’s children the glories of God. In Psalms, we read, “We will not hide these truths from our children; we will tell the next generation about the glorious deeds of the Lord, about his power and his mighty wonders. …so the next generation might know them - even the children not yet born - and they in turn will teach their own children.” We are committed to leaving a legacy by teaching our children's children the glories of God.
At this point in history, skepticism is at an all-time high. The search for truth has always been at the forefront of humanity. Even Pontius Pilate, when faced with Jesus’ conviction and sentencing, asked the question, “What is truth?”. At Redemption Community Church, we are committed to seeking out the truth of Jesus Christ and making it known in the Kirkwood community.
In the book of Romans, we are called to welcome one another for the glory of God, just as Christ has welcomed us. In the book of John, we are called to love one another as Christ has loved us. Disciples of Christ are people known for their love and hospitality. The world will know we are Christ’s disciples by the way we love one another. Hospitality is an opportunity to pave the road of evangelism with a non-believer. It is a way to attract the unchurched to God and cause them to question why our love for others is so strong and selfless.
It is out of God’s generosity to us that we learn and know generosity. God has been abundantly generous to us. He gave us the world’s most amazing gift, his son Jesus Christ. We can never match God’s generosity, but we get to mimic what he modeled for us. Redemption Community Church gives generously to the Church and to others in our community. We give above and beyond expectations so that through our generosity the world will wonder what God we serve.
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 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.
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.
THE HOLY SPIRIT
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.
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 supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
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 believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
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.