WHO WE ARE
We are a multi-ethnic, cross-cultural, socio-economically diverse church for the city.
WE ARE the PEOPLE of god
We are a community of sinners who have been changed by the Good News of the Gospel. We were enemies of God, enslaved to "the desires of the flesh and of the mind” (Ephesians 2:1-3). But through the gospel, we have been made new, “obedient from the heart” to Jesus’ teaching (Romans 6:17-18). The gospel shapes a new community as those who were formerly God’s enemies are now reconciled to Him (Rom 5:10) and adopted into his family (Gal 4:4-7). The church is not primarily a place, but a people – a community that is continually being renewed by the transforming power of the gospel (Col. 1:6). This new family becomes the conduit and vehicle for God’s mission in the world. As family, we enjoy being together. We disciple, nurture, and hold one another accountable. We live in ways that preserve the honor of our Father’s good name (Matt 6:9). And we feel love and kinship toward those alienated from God, longing for them to be reconciled to our Father who created them in his image and likeness (Genesis 1:27).
WE ARE The followers of Jesus
We are followers of Jesus who are called to be disciples, who are learning to obey His commandments. We are people who want to come under Jesus’ teaching, submit to his ways, and learn what it means to live life for His glory. We study the Scriptures to understand what God has said. We learn from the teaching, training, and wisdom of godly leaders and teachers. We create communities of discipleship so we can learn from each other. And we engage the world around us so we can relate with relevance and wisdom to those who share our cultural setting.
WE ARE SENT by the holy spirit
We live a life of mission together. We seek tangible ways to love and serve others. We meet the needs of our city through acts of compassion, mercy, and justice. We seek to make God’s invisible kingdom visible and tangible to the people around us. LIVING OUT: We engage the culture around us (going where they are). The gospel frees us to live life among unbelievers – living authentically among non-Christians, cultivating friendship and infuence. Rather than isolating ourselves from people who aren’t like us, we live as a “going” people, moving outward into the world around us for the glory of God and the good of humanity. INVITING IN: We invite others into community (bringing them where we are). Jesus welcomed anyone who was interested in learning from him. He hung out with people who didn’t fit the religious mold. He regularly shared meals, conversations, and life with others, inviting them to encounter the kingdom of God. In the same way, we invite others into community so they can both hear the gospel and see its effects
History of Redeemer Church
Redeemer Church began regular worship services on November 7, 2004, as a church plant of the Mississippi Valley Presbytery. However, it has a long history in the sense that it is the result of God’s gracious work through Trinity Presbyterian Church, which had its home at the Redeemer location for over fifty years.
When Trinity had outgrown the facilities on Northside Drive, it elected to move to a new location on Old Canton Road. This opened a unique opportunity for a portion of the Trinity family to remain at the Northside location in order to continue ministering to the Broadmoor and Broadmeadow neighborhoods.
During the organization period of the church, a search was conducted for a pastor to lead this new congregation. The Reverend Michael Campbell, from Pinelands Presbyterian Church in Miami, Florida was interviewed and met with the organizing body. In a unanimous vote, the congregation called Mike, and God led him to accept the call to pastor the people of Redeemer Church. Mike and his family moved to Jackson in October 2004.
On February 13, 2005, Redeemer became an official “particular church” of the Presbyterian Church in America. This new church is dedicated to being a multi-ethnic church while remaining true to the Reformed faith.