When We Gather

Sundays

9:30am | E4:12 Bible Classes

Our E4:12 classes (for both adults and children) provide a context for us to grow in comprehending the truths of our God and the theology, ministry, and history He has authored. “E4:12” stands for Ephesians 4.12, which is in the middle of what the Apostle Paul says in verses 11-16: “And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ, so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes. Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.” At Redeemer every member is a minister of the gospel, and our E4:12 class helps us all be equipped to follow and serve the Lord as He has called us to do.

10:30am | Corporate Worship Service

During corporate worship, we:

  • Sing songs together as an act of mutual teaching & admonition…
  • Pray to the Lord in total dependence on Him…
  • Read the Scriptures publicly and meditate on them together…
  • Listen to expositional preaching to learn of who God is and what He has done and how we should then live….

Our goal in corporate worship is to glorify God together by worshiping Him for his greatness & goodness, confessing our sinfulness on Him and need for a Savior, celebrating Jesus’ gospel work, and growing to be more like Him through the preaching of the Scriptures. Our service is intentionally planned to be centered around Christ and the gospel, because He is the One who brings us to God through the gospel and He is the one who makes our service of worship pleasing to God. Our corporate worship gatherings follow a flow of 4 movements which tell the gospel narrative each week: God, Man, Christ, Response – each week, we consider God’s holiness, our sinfulness, Christ’s saving grace, and how we respond to Him. For more information about our philosophy of worship, click here.

On the first Sunday of each month, we remember & celebrate the life, death, &¬†resurrection of Jesus by observing Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, together. Communion serves as a remembrance of what Jesus accomplished for us in the gospel, and it moves us to worship Him and live holy lives for His glory.

Kids’ Bible classes

As the sermon time begins, the children in grades 3 & below may be dismissed to two different classes for a children’s Bible lesson with some of our background checked, skilled, & trained children’s teachers. If you’d rather keep your children with you during the sermon time, you’re more than welcome to do so. We do encourage families with children of this age to take advantage of the opportunity to listen to the preaching of the Word without distraction as their children learn from and experience God’s Word taught and geared to their age level.

For more information regarding our philosophy behind our Sunday gatherings, check out what we believe.

Fellowship Groups

We love gathering together as a whole church body, but we also recognize the value & need of a smaller setting to develop personal, intimate relationships, to encourage & allow for personal discipleship, and to team together to reach out to our communities with the gospel.

 

We meet in our Fellowship Groups for this purpose. Fellowship Groups allow members of the body of Christ to grow in their relationships with one another, provide a context for more intimate study of the Scriptures, and enable us to engage in ministry together as we seek to share the gospel in our community. Sometimes Fellowship Groups spend the bulk of their time discussing the Scriptures and praying together, but we want to be intentional to seek to be on mission together, reaching out to our neighborhoods and communities. We urge everyone in our church to be active in their Fellowship Group because we believe they are an important part of how we care for one another, build each other up in Christ, and reach out to our city with the gospel.

For more information regarding the philosophy behind our Fellowship groups, check out What We Believe.