IN PERSON 9:15 & 11 A.M.
Redeemer is committed to corporate worship and our call to be a church that proclaims the gospel and serve as a source of God’s hope and care for the Niagara Region. We believe that corporate gathering is vital to our Christian witness and invite you to join us.
WHO WE ARE
"Redeemer is a community of
passionate Jesus followers committed
to making the Gospel of Jesus Christ
known in the Niagara Region and the world.”
This vision statement captures our three core values of
“Redeemer is a community of passionate Jesus followers…”
Counter to our individualistic culture, we are committed to being a diverse body of Christ-followers who desire to build deep and passionate relationships with one another. We believe in gathering to worship together, serve together and even struggle and rejoice together.
“…committed to making the Gospel of Jesus Christ known…”
We believe that our world is broken and can only be healed by the gospel. As a result, we are committed to sound biblical teaching, not only on Sunday mornings, but in all of our ministry expressions. We seek to make the good news of reconciliation and renewal through Jesus known in our region through our words (evangelism) and actions (mercy ministries).
… in the Niagara Region
and the world.”
We celebrate the truth that we have been saved from wrath and for a mission. Specifically, we believe that God has called us out of darkness and into His light so that we might be “salt and light” in our region. To this end, we equip our people to be agents of gospel change in their homes, neighbourhoods, workplaces and cities, and we partner with local and international organizations that are similarly called to impact our world with the gospel.
The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the complete Word of God. As originally given, it is verbally inspired, without error, and entirely trustworthy. The Bible constitutes supreme authority in all matters of faith, teaching, and behaviour. The Bible has Jesus Christ as its focus and fulfillment.
2 Peter 1:16-21, 2 Timothy 3:16-17, Luke 24:27, Matthew 5:17-18
God is the Creator and Sovereign Lord of all. The Lord our God is one God who eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three have the same perfect nature and attributes. Each Person of the Godhead is worthy of the same worship, confidence, and obedience.
Genesis 1, Psalm 8, Psalm 2, Romans 8:28-30, Deuteronomy 6:4, Matt. 28:19-20
God the Father loves the world. He sent His Son into the world to save sinners. He raised Jesus from the dead, exalted Him – putting all things under his power — and together with Him has sent the Holy Spirit.
Luke 3:22, John 3:16, 1 John 4:14, 1 Peter 1:21, Philippians 2:9-11, John 14:26
God the Son became God incarnate as Jesus the Messiah. Jesus is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. He was crucified, raised bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He reigns as King and serves as our High Priest and Advocate. He will return as King of kings and Lord of lords to set up His earthly Kingdom.
John 1:1, John 1:14, Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 7:14, 2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 15: 3-4, Hebrews 1:3, Hebrews 7:25, Revelation 22:12-13
The Holy Spirit
God the Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ in all that He does. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. At the moment of salvation He regenerates, baptizes, indwells, gifts and empowers for Christ-like living and service.
John 16:8-15, Titus 3:5-6, 1 Corinthians 12:11,13, Romans 8:9-14, Galatians 5:22-25
Human beings are created in the image of God. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were disobedient to the will of God with the consequence that every aspect of their human nature became sinful and corrupt. Thus, being spiritually dead, they became subject to physical death and the power of Satan. The image of God is distorted in all humanity, with the exception of Jesus, as we inherit a sinful nature at conception. Therefore we are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God and under His
Genesis 1:27, Genesis 2:16-17, Genesis 3:6, Ephesians 2:1-3, Romans 3:9-10, Psalms 51:5, John 3:36; Romans 5:12-14
Redemption & Salvation
Redemption is accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was made to be sin and died in our place as an acceptable sacrifice to God. His atoning death is sufficient for all and effective for every person who repents and believes in Him, resulting in a reconciled relationship with God. Salvation is available by grace through faith. This salvation is not our own doing. It is the gift of God. Salvation includes being declared righteous by God [justification], being transformed into the likeness of Christ [sanctification], and being fully restored to the image of God [glorification]. This Salvation which includes our new birth and eternal inheritance is kept by God’s power. It is therefore impossible for the saved to lose their salvation.
Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 5:6-10, Galatians 3:13, 1 Peter 1:18-19, 1 Peter 2:24, 2 Corinthians 5:21, Romans 5:1, John 17:17-19, 1 John 3:2, John 5:24, John 10:27-30, Romans 8:28-39, 1 Peter 1:3-5; 1 Timothy 4:10
The Church consists of all the redeemed who are united by the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head. Local assemblies of believers are visible representations of the Church that gather regularly for the purpose of worship, which includes instruction in the Word, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer. The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances: Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Though not the means of salvation, these ordinances testify of the gospel.
The Church has been entrusted with the task of global discipleship as found in the Great Commission.
Matthew 16:17-18, 1 Corinthians 12:13, Acts 2:42, 1 Corinthians 11:23-28, Luke 22:19-20, Romans 6:3, Matthew 28:19-20
At a time known only to God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ will return bodily and in glory, receive His own, and establish His earthly thousand year reign. God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world. The unsaved will be cast into the lake of fire to suffer eternal conscious punishment. The saved of all ages will be forever with the Lord. God will rule over His Kingdom in the new heaven and the new earth for all eternity.
Matthew 24:36, Acts 1:7, Mark 13:26, 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, John 14:1-3, Revelation 20:1-15, Revelation 14:11, 1 Corinthians 15:50-54, Revelation 21:1 Revelation 22:1-5
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We are committed to being the best church for the Niagara Region that we can possibly be. We seek to not only spearhead ministry opportunities in the region, but also to partner with organizations that are already active in the area. We believe our service can and should take the form of ministering to the heart/spirit through evangelism and proclamation of the gospel as well as ministering to the physical needs in our region.
Serving others is a non-negotiable part of being a Christian and if you want to serve our region through one of our initiatives/partners below, then click on the opportunity you are interested to learn more.
Another result of living in a highly individualistic culture is that it is easy to lose sight of our obligation to serve the world. Redeemer has a rich history of commitment to international missions and we are excited to continue this commitment. There are a number of ways you are able to serve our international missions at Redeemer, from giving to our existing missions to being a part of our missions committee that coordinates our international missions. While we are not able to support every international missionary that requests support from Redeemer, we are always open to hearing from people interesting in being agents of the gospel in other nations. Feel free to reach out to us.