Vision & Strategy
Redeemer is a Gospel-centered missional family learning and living the way of Jesus in the suburbs of Austin. We desire to be a church that is centered on the Gospel, who lives this out in community as we follow Jesus together on mission. We are not a church that has everything figured out, but we would welcome you to join us as we seek to learn and live the way of Jesus here in the suburbs. We pray that by God's grace we might multiply this vision as we see new missional communities started throughout our city and new Gospel-centered churches planted throughout our region.
Learn more about our vision by listening to our 2018 Vision Series.
Our basic structure is intentionally simple. We GATHER to reorient our worship around Jesus, and we SCATTER to display the light of the gospel throughout our city as we follow Jesus together. Rather than add tons of Christian programming to your life we want to help you see how the gospel transforms the everyday rhythms of your life.
WHEN WE GATHER, OUR WORSHIP INVOLVES...
1) Biblical & Christ-Centered Preaching - Preaching is an important part of our Gatherings. We typically work through a book of the bible and consider it within the context of the larger story of God. From time to time we will teach through key biblical themes as they address specific aspects of following Jesus.
2) Thoughtful Liturgical Worship - We want to have our Gatherings be shaped by the gospel story as much as possible. This means each week we have a Call to Worship - Confession or Lament - Assurance - Benediction, all working together to form us in the biblical story of Creation - Fall - Redemption - Restoration. Our musicians play thoughtful, Christ-centered music, not as a performance but as an act of focusing our attention on God. We also loosely follow the traditional church calendar which helps us remember important Christian themes such as Pentecost, Trinity, Advent, and Easter.
3) Taking Communion Together - Almost every week we set aside time in our gathering to take the Lord's supper together. We do this as a celebration of Christ's body broken for us and his blood shed for the forgiveness of our sins. We take communion in response to God's word at tables spread throughout our gathering space. We welcome all believers to go and take, whether its alone, with your family, or with others in the church.
4) Generous Giving - We worship a generous God who has entrusted us with resources to steward for his purposes. An important part of worship is our response of giving. At our gatherings we have giving boxes at the back of our worship gathering. We encourage giving to be cheerful and sacrificial. The generous giving of God's people is needed to fund the ministry of our local church, help those in need, and enable us to help plant churches both locally and globally.