Looking for ways to serve at Redeemer? Find a few options below. If you have a need or can fill a need, please contact us (you'll find our contact information at the bottom of every page on this website).
On the surface, many people in Redmond and the Eastside have very few needs for mercy. They are educated, affluent and have nice homes, expensive cars, good jobs and happy families. But below the surface, these same people have great psychological, emotional, and relational needs. They experience intense psychological and relational suffering and misery. This is true not only in our city (Redmond) but in our church as well (Redeemer). Redeemer Redmond seeks to minister to our church and community by helping people with these very real needs.
Redeemer's Counseling Initiative
Many psychological and relational needs are most effectively treated by professional counselors. In light of this Redeemer's deacons have launched a Counseling Initiative that provides scholarships to Redeemer members and non-members for professional Christian counselors. These counselors are able to fully hear the situation and story you experience, to help you more fully understand your story in the context of the Gospel and God’s Story, and to use their expertise and training to facilitate growth, change, and restoration.
People who would like to learn more about the process of applying for a counseling scholarship should contact Frank Huston who facilitates counseling scholarships at Counseling@redeemerredmond.org.
Serve on a Ministry team
Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same God who empowers them all in everyone. – 1 Corinthians 12:4-6
It’s no accident people have different passions, experiences, and giftedness. God has made each of us unique, and He wills and works all things for the good of His people and His purpose for us individually, and as a church body. In an effort to recognize and make the most of this, we try to place volunteers and staff in tasks for which they’re PEG’d – Passionate, Experienced and Gifted. This includes existing and as well as future tasks.
Redeemer is committed to empowering every congregation member to serve on a team that leverages his or her passions, experiences and gifts for ministry. Redeemer highly values how God has made each of us unique and has ordained the specific history of our lives.
Some people are PEG’d for tasks currently needed in the life of our church. Others are PEG’d for areas and tasks not currently in our organizational chart, but we want to identify and empower them to use their passions, experience and gifts in Gospel advancement.
We hope to empower our volunteers through clearly defined roles, by training and ongoing coaching, by creating space for them to fail, and celebrating them when they succeed.
People who would like to learn more about the different roles at Redeemer or how to discover the God-given passions should contact Howie Donahoe who facilitates our PEG Initiative at Howie@redeemerredmond.org.
COMMUNITY GROUP LEADERS AND HOSTS
Community Group Leaders are mature Christians who facilitate shepherding within the group and oversee the functioning of the group. They often delegate leading the group study to other members. Hosts open their home for the Community Group to meet. One group may have multiple hosts. If interested, contact John.
MEN'S MINISTRY COORDINATOR
If interested, contact Art Cosgrove.