This month instead of a partners meeting we opted to post a video update, along with this post. We will have video updates each quarter for 2019, along with a partners banquet next December (2019) to celebrate the past year and look forward to 2020 together. I hope that this helps keep you updated on where we are as a church and where we are heading over the next few months.
Before I jump into the update, I just wanted to remind you what partnership means at Redeemer. First, what brings us together is our faith in the Gospel. We have professed faith in the Gospel, and it centers our life together. Second, we are committed to regularly gathering together and being active participants. We use our gifts to serve one another at our Sunday gatherings and in our MC gatherings. Third, we each are committed to growing as disciples of Jesus as we learn and live the way of Jesus together. Finally, partners are committed to giving their time, talent, and treasure to support the ministry of Redeemer. This means giving financially as the Lord leads and also using your gifts to serve others in our church.
Advent 2018 Gathering Schedule
Sunday, December 16th - 10 am Sunday Gathering
Sunday, December 23rd - 10 am Sunday Gathering w/ Kids Christmas Special
Monday, December 24th - 4 pm Christmas Eve Gathering (Family gathering, limited childcare)
Sunday, December 30th - SABBATH SUNDAY - No Sunday Gathering
Sunday, January 6th - 10 am Sunday Gathering (2019 Vision Sunday)
2019 Sermon Overview - Our elder team is excited about the sermon series we have planned for 2019. You can download the 2019 Sermon Overview Here.
Discipleship Foundations 2.0 - In February 2019 we will kick off discipleship foundations 2.0 which has been redesigned to equip you to learn and live the way of Jesus in the context of DNA groups. The course will now be ten weeks (from February 10th to April 14th) and will meet each Sunday at 4 pm. Even if you have taken discipleship foundations in the past, I want to encourage you to take it again and bring your DNA group with you. I am recommending that anyone struggling with DNA come to discipleship foundations as a DNA group for those ten weeks to help launch your DNA group in the right direction. You can read more and signup here. Email [email protected] if you have any questions.
Partnership and Numerical Update - We currently have 87 adult covenant partners (we have added around 15 new partners in 2018). Amongst our partners, we have approximately 80 children represented in those families (167 total people). On Sundays, we have had anywhere from 130 to 225 people attend our gatherings (partners and people who regularly attend but have not yet partnered with Redeemer). In our missional communities, we have 100 adults and 85 children who regularly participate in our groups. This year we also launched our monthly youth gathering where we have 10-12 middle school students who have met each month to hare a meal and work through the Apostles Creed together.
2018 Financial Update - Download Link