WHY WE EXIST
We believe Jesus is the hope for this world. The message he gives leads us to the cross where Christ was broken and where he died so we can have eternal life with God. This eternal life was not earned by our own merit. Rather, by God's love and grace, we were bought with a price - the blood of Jesus Christ. This salvation is offered to all and it is why Redeeming Grace exists - To testify to God's redeeming grace to reach the lost and broken for Christ.
OUR CORE VALUES
God’s Word is life, pointing to Jesus Christ as our Savior and Lord by whom we have eternal life through faith. God’s Word is authoritative and sufficient for all matters of life, teaching the Church how we ought to live in the abundance of God’s blessing in Christ. We believe it is essential for us to strive to know and grow in the Word of God.
EXALTATION OF CHRIST
The Church is called to worship the One true God in Three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. As we exalt Christ, the Church declares and reveals the glory of God.
SHARING LIFE IN FELLOWSHIP
Together, we share life with the commonality in Christ. We strive to love one another, encourage each other, exhort one another towards godliness, and submit to one another out of reverence for Christ as we gather and build each other up in unity.
God’s Church is called to make disciples of Christ. Through accountability, the sharing of our faith, and the training and application of God’s Word, we work to make disciples who are to be sent into this world to share the Gospel message of Christ.
Christ came with the purpose to seek and save the lost and he commissioned his disciples to continue this work. Through both the ministry of RGC and the partnerships we build with other workers outside of our local congregation, we work with a mission to reach the lost and broken for Christ.
Just as Jesus came as a servant, we desire to follow in his footsteps. We serve God by serving others in humility, both to build up the Body of Christ and to bring the Gospel to this world.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe the Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the Word of God, written by human authors under the full inspiration of the Holy Spirit and, therefore, without error. The Bible is the complete revelation of God's will for the salvation and sanctification of men and women and is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe there is one God, the Creator of the universe who is perfect in every way in control of all things, and eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, each joint partakers of the same nature and majesty of God.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the one and only Son of God, who is equal with the Father, fully God, and fully human. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life, died on a cross as a substitutionary sacrifice for fallen humanity, rose bodily from the dead as a demonstration of His power over sin and death, ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of God the Father as our High Priest and Advocate, and will someday return to consummate history.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is equal with the Father and Son. He came forth from the Father and the Son to convict the world of sin. He empowers believers to know truth and to serve. He indwells every believer of Christ and is a helpful teacher and guide. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus Christ, and, in this age, bring conviction for sin, regenerate the believing sinner, indwell, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for character transformation, godly living, and works of service.
We believe that people are made in the image of God and were originally created for fellowship with God. However, since mankind's decision to turn away from God, people were, and still are, separated from God. Mankind can now return to God only by the saving grace of God. We believe that men and women were created in the image of God but chose to sin. Consequently, they fell away from God. In this fallen state, people are depraved, are helpless to restore themselves to right standing with God, and in fact, are under God's just wrath.
We believe that salvation is a gift from God to mankind. Men and women cannot earn salvation by good deeds, but salvation is attained only when they trust in Jesus Christ alone as their personal Savior. We believe that the substitutionary death and resurrection of Jesus Christ provide the only means for salvation for all who believe, and only those who come to God in faith and repentance, trusting in Christ's work of atonement will undergo spiritual regeneration and justification.
Although not to be regarded as a means of salvation, we believe that baptism by water and the Lord's Supper are sacraments to be observed by the Church during the present age. We believe that baptism is a symbol of beginning the Christian life and incorporation into the community of God, the Church. We believe that the observance of the Lord's Supper should be limited to those who are Christians and that believers should partake with thanksgiving, reverence, and spiritual sobriety.
We believe in the Church as the spiritual body of Christ with Jesus as its Head. The primary job of the Church is to glorify God and serve those who are in need. We believe that God has given the Church the primary task of giving the gospel to the lost world. We believe that the true Church is the community of all those who have been brought into new life through salvation in Christ throughout history.
We believe that man is created for eternity. In the end, everyone will experience resurrection and final judgment. Those who have Jesus Christ as their Savior will enjoy eternal fellowship with God and those who have denied Jesus Christ will be eternally separated from God. We believe in the personal, corporeal, visible, and imminent second coming of Jesus Christ as King of all creation. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead: the unbeliever will be condemned to everlasting conscious punishment, and the believer will be saved having eternal life, joy, and fellowship with God.