The Bible uses the term “Word” to refer to Jesus, the Gospel, and the Bible as a whole. Jesus, his Gospel of grace, and the entire message of the Bible all establish the foundation of this church. Jesus is the object of our spirituality and affections. He is where we turn for eternal salvation as well as day-in-day-out answers to life’s problems. His gospel is how we get to heaven when we pass from this earth, but it is also how we find present healing. The Bible is infallible and inerrant and authoritative. We recognize its superior wisdom therefore make it our habit to primarily teach verse-by-verse through its life giving books.
God has not designed humanity to walk alone, but to work out our spiritual lives with others. The Word calls us to live in Community. We are committed to the hard work of developing genuine relationships. Friendship can be messy and complicated, but we strive to love each other through the awkwardness and difficulties. Many churches are known for their beautiful building, or unique philosophies, or powerful programs. We simply want to be known for our love for each other. Loving one another is the most powerful proof of Jesus’ gospel, therefore we strive to live in Community.
Loving one another is not the endgame of our Community. We design our small groups with Mission in mind. It has been said that people grow closer together in a foxhole during a battle than having surface conversation over chips and dip. We are committed to an incarnational approach that goes and serves our city as opposed to simply attracting them to events. Even our Neighborhood Groups regularly serve our city through Socials and Service Projects. Mission is the goal of our Word and Community efforts.
Many desire to be part of a new church start up but fear it will be detrimental to the spiritual health of their families. We are striving for a comprehensive approach to ministry even from our initial meetings. Our goal is for Redeemer Church to be a great experience for your entire family, even during the early days. Even during the initial years we will engage children with the Gospel through interesting and fun activities. We will also develop Service Projects where the whole family can participate. Finally, our commitment is to equip parents to shepherd their children.
Redeemer Church began developing a Core Team during the Fall of 2014. We began meeting in a home then the Fellowship Hall of Antioch Church on Sunday evenings. We began a series of messages titled “Growing into the Church.” These messages culminated in 29 adults covenanting together in membership on Sunday, April 13th, 2014.
Redeemer Church launched weekly Sunday morning worship services on Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at McNair Elementary. Our services include a Children’s Sunday School program (Redeemer Kids), contemporary worship that utilizes classic lyrics, and teaching that walks the congregation verse-by-verse through books of the Bible. During the Fall of 2014 we also launched our first Neighborhood Groups. These groups will serve different Denton neighborhoods by serving, socializing, and studying together. Sunday, January 4th, 2015 we began meeting at Game On Athletics (2686 Old Alton Rd.) across from Guyer High School. We now average around 100 people in attendance on Sunday mornings.