the people of redemption city church are giving their lives to display and declare the gospel. this is our mission and strategy.
As we fulfill this mission we want our people to have two things: a worn out Bible from always being in the Scriptures, and a worn out dinner table from consistently doing life with people in the city.
What does this look Like?
The G.O.S.P.E.L. Plan summarizes our strategy to display and declare the gospel.
Gospel Centered Discipleship
The last commandment of Jesus (Matthew 28:18-20) must be the first priority of the church. Redemption City’s first priority is to fulfill the Great Commission by making disciples of Jesus Christ. We do this through corporate worship gatherings, gospel communities, and stoop groups.
The scriptures tell us that true religion is to care for widows and orphans (James 1:27). Our church members make it a priority to foster, adopt, and care for the orphan both domestic and abroad.
Jesus cares for all people, but he is especially close to the poor, contrite, suffering, and needy (Luke 14:12-14). And he promises to one day return and restore justice to the world. While we wait for his return we go out of our way to meet tangible needs and preach good news to those who are less fortunate. Our church members love our city through hospitality, generous giving, local service, and advocating for the ‘least of these’ in the public square.
Redemption City Church isn’t just about Redemption City Church. Our purpose is to declare the glory of God to the nations (Psalm 96:3). We think this is best done through the planting of new churches throughout the world. We develop and train church planting teams through RCC Institute, our leadership development program. We believe we should send our best so the gospel can be preached in unreached places.
We talk about the things we love. We believe that when our church is in awe of the gospel we can't help but to share this good news with our friends, family, coworkers, and neighbors. Every member of RCC is called to share this good news with those around them. This primarily happens organically through ordinary people doing ordinary things with gospel intentionality.
If we’re going to plant more churches and grow we need more leaders! We go out of our way to train new leaders who can then teach the gospel to others (2 Tim. 2:2). We do this through our 5 step leadership development process:
I do, you watch
I do, you help
You do, I help
You do, I watch
You do, someone else watches