We believe that Jesus is our redeemer and our only hope for salvation. All of the scriptures point to Him and so we look to Him as our source of everything in life and ministry (Acts 4:12, John 5:39-40, Luke 24:44, 1 John 5:11-13).
Redeemer Anglican Church will be centered on Christ.
Jesus modeled prayer for His disciples, taught them how to pray and exhorted them to pray continuously. The scriptures teach that when we pray according to God’s will, we can be confident that God hears our prayers and gives us beyond what we can ask or even imagine – as it is best for us. Prayer is the means by which we commune with God in conversation and the way that we cry out for His help in times of need. (Luke 11:1-13; 18:1-8, 1 John 5:14-15, James 1:5, Eph 3:20)
Everything at Redeemer Anglican Church will be saturated in prayer.
From the beginning of His ministry to the present day, Jesus constantly extends an invitation for anyone and everyone to come and to follow Him. Even before we are sure of what we believe, we are invited to come and to taste and to see that He is good. At the close of the scriptures, the Spirit of God and the Church of God extend an open invitation to come; and everyone who hears that invitation is encouraged to invite others. Ultimately, anyone who thirsts for something more in life is invited to come. (Matthew 4:19, Psalm 34:8, Rev 22:17, John 6:37)
Redeemer Anglican Church will always keep her heart, arms, and doors extended in an open invitation to come.
Throughout the New Testament, believers are called to make an honest assessment of themselves – to humbly admit when they are wrong, to trust in Christ in their shortcomings, and to love one another authentically through it all. The scriptures exhort us to love one another, honor one another, serve one another, encourage one another, be kind and compassionate towards one another, speak truthfully to one another and at times to bear with one another. Following the example of Paul, we are called to open our hearts wide towards one another. (Romans 12:3, Matthew 7:5, 2 Cor 12:9, James 5:16, 2 Corinthians 6:13)
Redeemer Anglican Church will grow from a spirit of authenticity.
Jesus said that the greatest expression of love is to lay down your life for someone else. He then demonstrated that love by dying for us on the cross. On the night before He died, Jesus commanded us to love one another with that same kind of love. The scriptures teach that when we love one another with that kind of love, people will know that we are disciples of Jesus and they will praise God as a result. (John 13:35, 15:13, Matthew 5:16, 1 Peter 2:12)
Everything at Redeemer Anglican Church will be done with radical love.
Fasting & Feasting
The kingdom of heaven is often described as a banquet and a great feast that is filled with rich food and fine wine. Throughout the scriptures, when the people of God remember the great things that God had done for them, they celebrated with feasts and festivals. Jesus told His disciples that after He had risen from the dead, they would rejoice and no one would take away their joy. In the hope of the resurrection and the redemption of all things, we rejoice in the work of Christ in our lives and in this world. Yet we also realize that the Kingdom of Heaven is not yet fully here and that we presently live in a broken world that is filled with pain and suffering. We balance these tensions in seasons of Fasting and Feasting. (Luke 14:15-24, Leviticus 23, Song of Songs 2:4, Isaiah 25:6, John 16:22, Matthew 9:14-15)
Redeemer Anglican Church will embrace the scriptures’ model of Feasting and Fasting.
The Scriptures teach that every human being is made in the image of God and that one day all of the nations will stand before the throne of God and worship together. This gathering began at Pentecost when the Spirit of God enabled the disciples to proclaim the gospel to people from every nation under heaven. When we associate our lives with Christ, the distinctions of race, class and gender that previously divided are removed and we are made one in Him. God has created different kinds of people and given them different types of gifts, and the body of Christ only functions properly when every part is valued and contributes to the common good. (Gen 1:26, Rev 7:9-10, Acts 2, Galatians 3:28, Colossians 3:11, 1 Corinthians 12)
Redeemer Anglican Church will celebrate the Kingdom Unity of our lives and our gifts.