Thinking about visiting us on a Sunday morning? Here's what you can expect.

Profile

family2We are a diverse group made up of people of varied age, race and backgrounds. We are also a relatively young church, having held our first worship service in May, 2005. Dress is generally business-casual, but it is not uncommon to see everything from suits to sandals. People are friendly, so come early and stay late to meet some people. The atmosphere at Redeemer is broadly evangelical. Many of our members have come from Bible Church, Evangelical Free, Presbyterian, Baptist, and other backgrounds. Many come with no church background at all.

Discipleship Hour

Foundations2007_smIn the Fall and in the Spring, we offer Children's Sunday School (Birth through 6th Grade - meet in the Education Building), as well as Youth & Adult Bible Study classes (2nd floor of Education Building) from 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. These classes are an excellent way to prepare our hearts and minds for worship as well as develop relationships and enjoy fellowship with others.

Worship Service

Worship001 Our service formally begins at 10:30 a.m. During this time, we sing several songs, offer prayers of praise and confession to God, hear Scripture read and preached, read Scripture together or responsively, and give our offerings. Taking our cues from Mark 12:21-39 services typically begin with an intentional God-ward (or vertical) focus and end with a community (or horizontal) focus. You may look at some of our Worship Guides to see other ways in which our services are organized.

Music

The music we sing at Redeemer Church is a blend of old and new. We love the doctrinally rich hymns of the past, as well as the substantive songs of the present. Overall, we strive for a consistent philosophy in worship rather than wt1a particular style. We also realize that we have much room to grow. We strive for excellence in all that we do, while working with the resources that God has provided us.

Most of us who are comfortable with one particular style have discovered, while at Redeemer Church, that we have come to enjoy other genres of music we had not previously encountered. We strongly prefer congregational singing, which emphasizes the gathered body singing praise to God with one voice, over performed music, which tends to spotlight the abilities of some while encouraging passivity in others. While you may hear a broad range of instruments from violin, woodwinds, brass, piano, electric guitar and drums the purpose of all these instruments is to undergird and strengthen congregational singing. We encourage you to come and participate in worship with us.

Sermons

Preaching at Redeemer Church is expositional (also called expository), meaning that it seeks to declare the point of a particular biblical passage. Sermons are usually 40-45 minutes long. Hear sermons at RedeemerAudio.org.

Children in Worship

We provide an optional nursery for children ages 12 weeks through three years which begins just prior to the sermon. Children who are able to remain in the main service are encouraged to do so. A brief break in the service allows parents to take their children to the nursery and return in time for the sermon. Our goal in the nursery is to be intentional in training our children and demonstrating to them a love for God. A speaker equipped training room is also available adjacent to the foyer for parents who need to step out with their children for a short time. The last two pews of the worship center are reserved for families with small children who may need to step of of the service from time to time.

Post Service

peoples A typical service is finished by noon. An hour later, however, you might still find folks talking over the sermon and events of the past week. So, stick around after the service and meet some people.

This Week's Fighter Verse:

  • December 21-27, 2015 And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said,...

  • December 14-20, 2015 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be...

  • December 7-13, 2015 And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man....

  • November 30-December 6, 2015 Behold! I tell you a mystery. We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed, in a moment, in...

  • November 23-29, 2015 Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he...

  • November 16-22, 2015 For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in...

  • November 9-15, 2015 Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of your name; deliver us, and atone for our sins,...

  • November 2-8, 2015 But godliness with contentment is great gain, for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take...

  • October 26-November 1, 2015 Out of my distress I called on the LORD; the LORD answered me and set me free. The LORD is on my...

  • October 19-25, 2015 Your way, O God, is holy. What god is great like our God? You are the God who works wonders; you...

  • October 12-18, 2015 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he...

  • October 5-11, 2015 Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger;...

  • September 28-October 4, 2015 Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you. Ponder the path of your...

  • September 21-27, 2015 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life. Put away from you...

  • September 14-20, 2015 Whom have I in heaven but you? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides you. My flesh...

  • September 7-13, 2015 “I will make with them an everlasting covenant, that I will not turn away from doing good to them. And I...

  • August 31-September 6, 2015 “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it...

  • August 24-30, 2015 So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my...

  • August 17-23, 2015 Let your speech always be gracious, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how you ought to...

  • August 10-16, 2015 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all. He keeps all his...

  • August 3-9, 2015 When the righteous cry for help, the LORD hears and delivers them out of all their troubles. The...

  • July 27-August 2, 2015 The eyes of the LORD are toward the righteous and his ears toward their cry. The face of the LORD...

  • July 20-26, 2015 What man is there who desires life and loves many days, that he may see good? Keep your tongue...

  • July 13-19, 2015 Oh, fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him have no lack! The young lions suffer...

  • July 6-12, 2015 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The angel of...

  • June 29-July 5, 2015 I sought the LORD, and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him...

  • June 22-28, 2015 I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth. My soul makes its...

  • June 15-21, 2015 And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up. So...

  • June 8-14, 2015 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever...

  • June 1-7, 2015 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the rules of the LORD are true, and righteous...

  • May 25-31, 2015 The law of the LORD is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise...

  • May 18-24, 2015 You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the...

  • May 11-17, 2015 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom,...

  • May 4-10, 2015 For the Lord will not cast off forever, but, though he cause grief, he will have compassion...

  • April 27-May 3, 2015 “The LORD is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The LORD is good to those...

  • April 20-26, 2015 But this I call to mind, and therefore I have hope: The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases;...

  • April 13-19, 2015 Keep your life free from love of money, and be content with what you have, for he has said, “I...

  • April 6-12, 2015 The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world...

  • March 30-April 5, 2015 God is not man, that he should lie, or a son of man, that he should change his mind. Has he said,...

  • March 23-29, 2015 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world...

  • March 16-22, 2015 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to...

  • March 9-15, 2015 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or...

  • March 2-8, 2015 Who shall bring any charge against God’s elect? It is God who justifies. Who is to condemn? Christ Jesus...

  • February 23-March 1, 2015 What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not...

  • February 16-22, 2015 For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order...

  • February 9-15, 2015 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are...

  • February 2-8, 2015 The LORD will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life. The LORD will keep your going out...

  • January 26-February 1, 2015 The LORD is your keeper; the LORD is your shade on your right hand. The sun shall not strike you...

  • January 19-25, 2015 He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will...

  • January 12-18, 2015 I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who...

  • January 5-11, 2015 “Go and learn what this means, ‘I desire mercy, and not sacrifice.’ For I came not to call the...

  • December 29-January 4, 2015 Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and...