The Vision of Redeemer Bible Church

The fruit of the gospel for the good of the world.

Discover the mission and the theological foundations for our vision.

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Our Ministries

  • Children

    Children

    Strengthening the ability of parents to raise their children in a God-honoring way.

  • Youth

    Youth

    Equipping youth to use their energy to proclaim, embody and enjoy the gospel.

  • Men

    Men

    Equipping men to live gospel-centered lives in every season of life and in every calling.

  • Community Groups

    Community Groups

    Providing opportunities to live out the gospel in a community with other believers.

  • Mercy

    Mercy

    Demonstrating the grace and mercy of Christ by meeting the needs of others.

  • Missions

    Missions

    Connecting our congregation with missionaries throughout the world.

  • Resource

    Resource

    Providing a foundation of support to the congregation, pastors and other ministries.

  • Women

    Women

    Equipping women to live gospel-centered lives in every calling and season of life.

  • Life Groups

    Life Groups

    Fighting to believe and apply the gospel to every aspect of life with two close friends.

Membership

An extremely important part of life at Redeemer is membership. We feel that membership at Redeemer or any local church is necessary for a Christian’s growth.

“We are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, joined and held together by every joint with which it is equipped, when each part is working properly, makes the body grow so that it builds itself up in love.”

- Ephesians 4:15 & 16

Through membership at RBC, you will experience deeper relationships with other believers as you witness and participate in living out the gospel on a daily basis: caring for others, forgiving others, serving others, practicing the “one anothers,” fellowshipping with and loving others. As we say at Redeemer, “the gospel changes everything” and as part of the body at Redeemer you will witness that truth in action.

Upcoming Membership Events

Find out about why church membership is biblical, and what membership at RBC looks like.


Our Leadership

Behind the Pulpit and in the Pews, meet the leadership of Redeemer Bible Church.

  • Greg Deckert

    Greg Deckert

    Elder

  • Oscar Huerta

    Oscar Huerta

    Elder

  • John Sweet

    John Sweet

    Elder

  • Bill Walsh

    Bill Walsh

    Elder

  • Warren Watson

    Warren Watson

    Elder

  • David Wessner

    David Wessner

    Elder

  • Dan Westin

    Dan Westin

    Elder

  • Jason Wredberg

    Jason Wredberg

    Elder / Pastor for Preaching

Meet all of the RBC Leadership


Our History

In 1968, when the first few families gathered to worship, they never anticipated all that the Lord would do in the years to come.

On any Sunday, you can still find people worshipping who were there forty years ago when a few families gathered to conduct Sunday School and listen to sermons on tape. In the forty-plus years since then, we've grown.

The western metro is where we call home, but we're striving to proclaim, embody and enjoy the Gospel of Jesus Christ so that the culture of the Twin Cities can be transformed to the glory of God. We've worshipped at four different locations, been lead by five senior pastors, and now count more than 500 people as a part of our growing community.

Vocabulary

Here's a brief look at some of the more common phrases
you'll hear around Redeemer Bible Church that you may not be familiar with.

  • Gospel Opportunity

    In Colossians 4:3-4, the Apostle Paul asks for prayer, saying, "Pray for us, that God may open to us a door for the word, to declare the mystery of Christ…that I may make it clear." So at Redeemer, we pray the same for ourselves and others. When God answers, we say that he gave us a gospel opportunity.

  • Gospel Pacesetter

    This phrase was coined by Jack Miller in Outgrowing the Ingrown Church. It refers to people leading others by being the first to repent, believe the gospel, and to proclaim the good news of the love of Jesus. Our desire is to be a church that reaches, readies, and releases people into the world as gospel pacesetters.

  • Gospel Positive, City Positive

    "Gospel-positive" is how we refer to churches that embrace a broadly Reformed, gospel-centered theological outlook. To be "city-positive" is to be a church that is equally as committed to its missionary purpose - to seek the good of the city the Lord has called us to serve.

  • Jesus’ Resume / Record

    We use this language to refer to Jesus' righteousness – his life of sinless perfection and holy obedience. Most often we refer to Jesus' resume or record with respect to the doctrine of imputation, which teaches that the ground of our acceptance with God is found in God's having counted Jesus' resume as ours through faith in him.

  • Love Feast

    In addition to celebrating Communion (the Eucharist, the Lord's Supper) as a brief part of a regular worship service, we celebrate it monthly as the climax to a meal we share together as a church family. Although the term may be unfamiliar to you, we've lifted it right from the New Testament – Jude 12.

  • Preach the Gospel To Yourself

    Made popular by Jerry Bridges in The Discipline of Grace: God's Role and Our Role in the Pursuit of Holiness, this is the key to growth as a Christian: a daily return to the finished work of Christ as the only ground of acceptance with God, and from there, to look outward in faith and obedience to live a life that pleases him.

  • Private Worship

    "Private worship" is the phrase we use to refer to what many Christians have called "daily devotions" or a "quiet time." We prefer to call it private worship because it more accurately reflects what should happen when we read Scripture, pray, and sing while we meet alone with the Lord.

  • Self-Salvation Project

    Everyone knows they need to be saved. Saved from sin and suffering and powers of supernatural evil. But rather than looking to Jesus alone as our only hope of rescue, we look to ourselves – our strength, wisdom, appearance, accomplishments, etc. – instead. This we call our "self-salvation project."

  • Suburban-Centered, City-Facing

    This is how we describe the missionary focus of our church. Our primary target is the place where we live – loving the suburbs while simultaneously criticizing the idols of suburban life. Our location also calls us to love the people of Minneapolis, rather than building a siege wall of protection between us and them.