CHURCH LIFE

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COMMUNITY GROUPS

What matters most in life are relationships. And that is what the church is all about: Relationship – with God and with one another. Redeemer is our network of Community Groups – our front-line of pastoral care. They are also the place where new members become part of the family, and where we encourage accountability and discipleship, develop leaders, identify people’s gifts, and provide service and ministry opportunities. Within these groups, a primary Christian community is developed and fostered. People are nurtured, equipped and released for God's work in the world. These groups also provide an opportunity for deeper friendships, mutual support, practical love and service, learning about the Christian faith, prayer, and sharing of what God is doing in our midst.

For details on our groups, see our Community Group Directory. For questions, email (john@redeemerredmond.org).


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Children's worship

For ages 3-8, held during the sermon.

In the autumn, the subject will be Jesus, the Hero of the Bible!

Contact Linda Huston (children@redeemerredmond.org) with questions.

 


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Youth Group

Redeemer is passionate about reaching young people with the grace of Jesus Christ. Besides an active youth group, we have a class for teens before the service and incorporate the youth in life and activities of the church.

For details on our group, see our Youth Group Information sheet. For questions, email (Jed.renae@gmail.com).


ADULT DISCIPLESHIP

Redeemer’s Adult Discipleship Program is based on the Scriptural pattern that Jesus used in order to evangelize, establish, and equip His followers so that they may be leaders in sharing the kingdom of God with others. Therefore, Redeemer has established four “foundational classes” that we believe are necessary for spiritual growth in all believers. We also provide a selection of spiritual growth opportunities called “gospel intensives” that are taught by a mentor-teacher.

These are offered during Sunday School.

Offerings this year:

Gospel Spirituality 100-1: “The Family of God”

Gospel Spirituality 100-2: “Building Christian Foundations-Pt. 1: The Study of the Trinity and Christian Disciplines"

Gospel Identity 200: “Identity & Calling in Christ”


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Identity Mapping Ministry

Identity Mapping is a discipleship path that enables Christians to fulfill their life calling because they are convinced that God delights in them. Through a two hour listening session with an Identity Mapping leader, one-on-one sessions with coaches, and Bible studies and quarterly dinners, small groups of men and women learn how they are equipped to uniquely reflect God’s glory to the world. Identity Mapping is different from other spiritual formation approaches in its holistic approach to Christian discipleship: it is intensely personal and intentionally communal; it is deeply reflective and thoroughly practical. By year’s end each participant has looked deeply at his or her unique design within the context and with the support of Christian community. And each participant has recognized the centrality of the gospel and biblical theology in understanding his or her identity and the life-giving roles and responsibilities God has given him or her.

Past class participants describe the ID cohort experience like this:

"Identity Mapping is a multifaceted course purposed to help individuals discover the wonder of their own individuality.  Personal interview, class time, private coaching sessions and small group discussion integrate to help people of all backgrounds learn what makes each of them unique.  The fusion of text, personal interview and classroom teaching drives biblical truths home and causes a holy wrestle with new thoughts that are maturing and faith building.  Classroom conversations and dinners add to the discovery as well.  Speaking, naming, listening, reflecting - all integral to the process. 

"It has been a very beneficial tool for me -- helping unlock and reveal self to self as created by God.  I have been challenged to LOOK at ME in the context of ME as I interact with ME in my private world.  How empowering and staggering to realize that no one but me is in this particular spot.  No one else can have jurisdiction over this magical, mysterious space inside my skin.  No one can be me, but me.  No one can reflect God like me, but me.  No one can have the relationship with God that I have, but ME. Whether a believer or not, young or old, delving into this space is like stepping on holy ground.  The space of particularity where God and man intersect is sacred." - Amy

"Identity Mapping is a year-long journey of discovering yourself more fully as God’s workmanship.  Its combination of guided discovery, study, self-evaluation, community interaction, and personal coaching enables deep growth and change.  Profoundly biblical yet very real to my life, it has led me to see myself more clearly, to embrace both the beauty and brokenness of me (my this-ness), and to understand the fullness of God’s call on my life.  In a word, it’s transformative." - Mike


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Women's Bible Study

Join us at our Women's Bible Study! Flexible options available. Groups meet biweekly on Tuesday mornings, 10:30am-12:00pm (in-person), and Tuesday evenings, 8:00pm-9:30pm (virtual group). To register, click here. Contact Jenny Dorsey (jenny@redeemerredmond.org) for more details.

Group Meeting Dates:

Jan 29, Feb 12, Feb 26, March 12, March 26


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Men's Prayer

Redeemer’s men gather weekly to discuss Scripture, to support each other, and to pray for each other. These informal gatherings are open to all men and happen every week on Wednesdays.

  • Wednesdays: 6:30am at Victor’s Celtic Coffee Company, 7993 Gilman Street, Redmond, WA 98052

For more information, contact John (john@redeemerredmond.org).


COUNSELING INITIATIVE

Redeemer Church greatly appreciates the role and value of trained professional counselors, and we encourage Redeemer members and non-members to consider using such services, when needed. To make this available to everyone, the Deacons have established a Redeemer Counseling Fund for members needing assistance with counseling expenses. The Deacons also have a list of recommended professional counselors for people to consider.


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Men's Retreat

At the Redeemer Men’s Retreat men of all ages – young and old – gather in the beauty of God’s creation to relax with great food, fun, and worship.

For fun, there are sporting activities and games like chess and programming contests. And, of course, there is time for worship, and heart to heart talks as men, and committing ourselves afresh and anew to follow Jesus and fight for mercy and justice, and our marriages and families.

The purpose of Redeemer's annual Men's Retreat is to deepen our friendships, to grow in our calling as godly men, and to step forward into our common cause as Christ's church. We especially encourage father's to bring their sons (13 years and older) and mentors to bring the young men they are mentoring.

2019 Date: TBA


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Women's Retreat

Join us for a time to get away, be refreshed, fellowship, and learn. Our annual women’s retreats are rich times of sharing our lives with each other. At our annual retreat we hear the stories of women in our church, and get to see who they really are. We are invited to know and be known, to apply the gospel to every story and every situation in life, to lean on one another and thus find strength for tomorrow.

Held Annually.

2018 Date: TBD


Membership At Redeemer

The essence of Christianity is community in Jesus Christ and through Jesus Christ. People grow through long-term covenant relationships with a community of people, learning to forgive, learning how to stay in relationship. Every believer is part of the church as organism (the Spiritual Body of Christ), but only by a public promise can you be part of the church as organization, as a gathered community.

To become a member of a church is to make a public promise to live according to the Word and to support the work of the congregation. In the Bible this is called "a covenant". A public promise, or covenant, is the basis for all society, according to the Bible: marriage, employment, citizenship, church membership, etc. are all relationships of accountability.

Membership in a church is not like membership in a social club or other organization. Most organizations see their members as consumers, the ones whom the organization serves. But in the church, membership means ministry and service; to be a member at Redeemer means moving beyond being a consumer to becoming a provider of God’s love and care to others.

Discovering Redeemer Weekend Seminar
The path to becoming a member starts with Redeemer’s Discovering Redeemer weekend seminar. This seminar is offered regularly throughout the year. Hosted at Pastor Jason and Jenny Dorsey’s apartment, the seminar begins on Friday evening from 6:00 – 9:00 pm to begin digging into the information. Then on Saturday morning, everyone regroups at the Dorseys from 9:00am to noon for brunch and to complete reading through the Discovering Redeemer material.

Discovering Redeemer is designed to provide you with information about Redeemer and the opportunities for you to become involved in ministry. It is also designed to answer some common questions about what it means to be a believer in Christ, what it means to be a part of a Presbyterian Church (PCA), and what it means to be a member of Redeemer in particular.



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