We hold to the absolute authority and sufficiency of the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the inspired Word of God that is without error. The Bible is the only unfailing rule of faith and practice, which centers on the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
The gospel of Jesus Christ is the powerful good news of what Jesus has done for us in his life, death, and resurrection. Jesus is God and lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sins, and rose from the dead in victory over sin and death. The Gospel is good news about what has been done for you, not good advice about what you need to do. By the Gospel we are accepted and forgiven by God, made to be more like Jesus, and finally brought home to the full enjoyment of God in His presence forever.
Everyone is made to glorify God by enjoying Him forever. God is the life-giving fountain of living water that man was created to drink from. The church is made up of those who believe in Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of their sins and have been redeemed to enjoy him. The incomparable, holy Triune God is the center and end of all things, including the church. Therefore, God’s glory and His peoples’ good are the same pursuit colliding or meeting in the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
The Reformed Faith
We are committed to the historic Reformed faith as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms. In short, we believe sin is worse than we think and we need a cure better than we think. Thankfully, God has accomplished reaching, renewing, and redeeming broken sinners like us.
Redeemer is a part of the Presbyterian Church In America (PCA) denomination. This may be an unknown world to you and actually many at Redeemer did not grow up in Presbyterian churches, including some of our pastors. To be Presbyterian means we believe there should be multiple leaders doing and sharing the work, not just one autonomous pastor calling all the shots. We believe the Bible teaches this form of leadership and produces wise, healthy leadership. Redeemer is led by a team of elders among a broader network of churches that come together to learn from each other, train new pastors, and care for one another.
For an in-depth understanding of what we believe, check out the Westminster Confession of Faith here.