Answers to Redeemer’s FAQs

Is Redeemer part of a denomination?

No. We are an autonomous local church that is self-governing and self-supporting. We are in fellowship with MFI for accountability and relationship.

To whom is the Senior Pastor accountable?

The Senior Pastor is the executive overseer of the general vision and direction of the church. He works within the Leadership Structure in giving direction to the overall vision and future of the church and is accountable to the eldership. The Senior Pastor is also part of Ministers Fellowship International (MFI), an independent fellowship of pastors.

How is the government of the church structured? Who runs the church?

The eldership has the accountability of the overall vision, doctrine and major structural changes. The church in the book of Acts provides a biblical pattern of eldership rule. Elders are chosen and ordained according to the qualifications found in Titus 1 and 1 Timothy 3 and are the legal directors of the corporation and the spiritual governing body of Redeemer.

I’m not sure about God. Am I still welcome?

Absolutely! All your questions may not be answered but we happen to believe that with God the undeniable always trumps the unexplainable. Questions may yet exist but experiencing God leads to trust. Sometimes all the questions don’t get answered.

What theological background does Redeemer have?

We are an evangelical charismatic church that believes the basic tenets of the Christian faith and that the church of the 21st century will need the fullness of the Holy Spirit’s power to impact our culture.

What kind of relationship does Redeemer have with other churches?

We believe there is one Body of Christ with many expressions as seen in the varied local churches in the area. Through our Senior Pastor we are in regular relationship and communication with many different kinds of churches in the region and around the country.

Money? How’s this place funded? How’s money handled?

At Redeemer you’ll find a bunch of people who have experienced God in a real way. It’s the generosity of these regular people that fuels the life change that takes place here and helps others connect with God. These people give a tithe (ten percent of their earnings) and offerings to what God is doing in our midst. There is strict accountability in the handling of all monies, from the counting process through the accounting process. Financial decisions are made by the eldership. A financial report is reviewed regularly by the eldership and an annual report is made available to the congregation.

There seem to be a lot people working on the weekend; are they all paid?

Nope. Most of what you experience around Redeemer happens because of a bunch of incredible people who volunteer their time to make coffee, serve your kids in Uptown and help people find a seat. They’re volunteers, and we like to think of it as a Servolution.

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