The Mission of Redeemer Bible Church
To proclaim, embody and enjoy the gospel of Jesus Christ so that unbelievers are persuaded of the gospel, believers are built up in the gospel, and culture is transformed by the gospel – to the glory of God.
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Strengthening the ability of parents to raise their children in a God-honoring way.
Equipping youth to use their energy to proclaim, embody and enjoy the gospel.
Equipping women to live gospel-centered lives in every calling and season of life.
Equipping men to live gospel-centered lives in every season of life and in every calling.
Providing opportunities to live out the gospel in a community with other believers.
Providing opportunities to grow and deepen your understanding of the gospel.
Demonstrating the grace and mercy of Christ by meeting the needs of others.
Connecting our congregation with missionaries throughout the world.
Providing a foundation of support to the congregation, pastors and other ministries.
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.”
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.
Behind the Pulpit and in the Pews, meet the leadership of Redeemer Bible Church.
Pastor of Ministry Operations
R W Glenn
Pastor of Preaching & Vision
Pastor of Finance
Pastor of Counseling
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 400 people as a part of our growing community.
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.
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.
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.
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" 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.
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."
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.